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Sunday Habs Headlines: Nathan Beaulieu a major contributor on Canadiens' blueline

Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including the contributions of Nathan Beaulieu this season, the Canadiens as a possible fit for Steven Stamkos, and some Canadiennes coaching at the Quebec pee wee tournament.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Sometimes left to play frustratingly low minutes, Nathan Beaulieu has evolved into a major contributor on the Canadiens' blueline this season. [RDS]
  • P.K. Subban was featured yesterday in Fuse's Future Black History Month series, in part for his tremendous play on the ice but also his actions off of it. [Fuse]
  • Nick Kypreos suggested that the Canadiens may be the best fit for Steven Stamkos when free agency opens up on July 1st. [Twitter]
  • Canadiens' prospect Hayden Hawkey recorded his first NCAA shutout, and received some props from ESPN's John Buccigross as a result. [Twitter]
  • Again in the spirit of Valentine's Day, don't miss the Canadiens' players recapping their first dates. [YouTube]
  • Caroline Ouellette and Marie-Philip Poulin are among the coaches for the first girls team at the Quebec pee wee tournament:
  • Jason Momoa, rocking a St. John's Ice Caps jersey, seems to be one of us. [Instagram]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • According to Bob McKenzie, the Buffalo Sabres may actually be the preferred free agency destination of Stamkos. [DBTB]
  • An interesting look at the Nail Yakupov situation in Edmonton - a good player who might just be playing for the wrong team. [Lowe Tide]
  • Henrik Lundqvist seems to be back on top of his game, and that could turn the New York Rangers into a legitimate challenger. [BSB]
  • Shane Doan currently sits at 931 career points. Can the long-time Coyotes captain reach 1000 before he calls it quits? [FFH]
  • As the Vancouver Canucks bring back their "skate jerseys," Nucks Misconduct looks back at some of the great moments the franchise witnessed while wearing the sweater. [NM]
  • Brendan Leipsic made his NHL debut last night, and Teemu Selanne shared a throwback picture of the two:
  • A look at why it makes sense to send sometimes-impressive young players down to the AHL to make room for a returning veteran. [AIH]