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Wednesday Habs Headlines: What will it take for the Canadiens to fire Michel Therrien?

Here are your daily links covering Michel Therrien's perplexing moves, the aftereffects of the loss to the Coyotes and checking in with Jarred Tinordi.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Montreal Canadiens' reluctance to part ways with head coach Michel Therrien, despite his baffling personnel decisions and bizarre ice time allotment directly contributing to the team's demise, is quite confusing. [CTV News]
  • The humiliating loss to the Coyotes did not sit well with the coaching staff. All players were made to face the media after the loss and were also subjected to a gruelling practice skate. [Sportsnet]
  • Michel Therrien's usage of David Desharnais continues to be a concern. If anything, the argument could be made that Tomas Plekanec should replace him on Montreal's top line. [TSN]
  • Speaking of Desharnais, he will not take part in his team's tilt with the Colorado Avalanche. Desharnais suffered an injury against the Coyotes and Lars Eller will be taking his spot in the lineup. [La Presse]
  • Now might be the best time for the Canadiens to part ways with Dale Weise. [EOTP]
  • Guillaume Lefrancois believes that though Therrien might last till the end of this season, he does not expect him to return next year. Meanwhile, Darren Dreger speculates that Max Pacioretty would garner a lot of attention from other teams at the trade deadline. [TSN 690 | LefrancoisDreger]
  • Both Tony Marinaro and Simon Tsalikis tried to disseminate the Canadiens' inability to win for over three months, while the fine folk at Habs Breakfast ponder whether Pacioretty was the right player to be named captain. [TSN 690 | Habs LunchHabs Breakfast]
  • Things look really bleak for the Canadiens, who currently lead the sadness sweepstakes. [Twitter]
  • But enough doom and gloom. Laugh a little by watching this duel, featuring Paul Byron, Daniel Carr and frozen T-shirts. [Canadiens]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • Jarred Tinordi took the high road when speaking of his former team and is appreciative of the new opportunity provided to him by the Arizona Coyotes. [La Presse]
  • Take a look at what teams across the league need and what they should to address that need at the trade deadline. [TSN]
  • Les Étoiles are continuing to make history at the Tournoi International de Hockey Pee-Wee and are ushering in a new era of woman's hockey. [Globe And Mail]
  • There are those who should apologize to Eric Lindros, but the hockey world as whole does not solely bear responsibility for what would become of his promising career. [Puck Daddy]
  • Despite his acrimonious split with the L.A. Kings, Mike Richards does not regret the four seasons he spent with the team. [CSN]
  • The KHL's winter classic honoured not only Russian hockey's home town roots, but their clashes against their Canadian adversaries as well. [KHL]
  • Speaking of the KHL, they are working on expanding into China! [Twitter]
  • Is trouble brewing between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Steven Stamkos?