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Monday Habs Headlines: Steven Stamkos to Montreal talk heats up

Here are your daily links, including Nick Kypreos loving the Canadiens' chances of landing Steven Stamkos, the team's declining chances of making the playoffs, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens links:

  • Nick Kypreos thinks Steven Stamkos will fit best with the Montreal Canadiens. Strombo was also pretty excited to hear that. [SN]
  • Bob McKenzie also suggested that Stamkos could be a great fit for the Canadiens and vice-versa a few weeks ago on TSN690. [690]
  • The situation that the Canadiens are in is even bleaker than it looks. They are now down to a 13.7% chance of making the playoffs. [SN]
  • Here is a piece from December that we wrote making sense of the whole Stamkos to Montreal situation. [EOTP]
  • Mike Condon will get the nod in goal on tonight against the Arizona Coyotes. [EOTP]
  • Devante Smith-Pelly is not very happy with being the extra forward at Habs practice on Sunday. [JDQ]
  • Paul Byron and Daniel Carr go head-to-head in a new frozen t-shirt duel:
  • John Scott returned to the IceCaps on Saturday night, leaving his wife and four daughters back home. [HIO]
  • Speaking of John Scott, he was showered with "MVP" chants in his first game back in the AHL. [Puck Daddy]
  • Les Canadiennes player, Caroline Ouellette, is leading the girls peewee team into the historically all-male tournament. [Puck Daddy]
  • Les Canadiennes won yesterday, and secured the Chairman's Trophy for winning the regular season. [CWHL]
  • Speaking of Les Canadiennes, they took this awesome Valentine's Day picture before their game on Sunday, which they won 2-1. [LC]
  • ICYMI: Here is your weekly dose of Canadiens comics. [EOTP]

Around the NHL and elsewhere:

  • The NHL asked some players what member of their team would make the worst Valentine's Day date:
  • Is the NHL ready for a European coach? [EOTP]
  • Mike Yeo has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the Minnesota Wild. [HW]
  • There is a rumour going around that there will be multiple outdoor games next season, including Winnipeg vs. Edmonton. [PHT]
  • Carrie Underwood had some fun on Twitter yesterday poking fun at Predators forward, Ryan Johansen. [EOH]
  • Patrice Bergeron is missing his second straight game, and it could have been a result of the fight he was in with Blake Wheeler. [PHT]
  • A CTV News special: The hidden cost of Canada's game. [CTVN]
  • Marian Hossa's injury will truly test the depth of the Chicago Blackhawks. [EOH]
  • Mike Yeo wasn't the only issue in Minnesota, the roster is old and getting worse. [EOH]
  • Alexander Semin doesn't like the new NHL website, and thinks it makes it harder to follow the league. [SE]
  • Watch Jack Eichel go end-to-end for a nice goal on Sunday. Reminder; he's 19 years old. [NHL]