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Friday Habs Headlines: Bergevin, Canadiens shifting focus to the future

Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including the management looking towards the future, how Michel Therrien, not just P.K. Subban, was responsible for the loss to the Avalanche, and the fallout of Therrien's comments.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Marc Bergevin and the Habs are shifting their focus toward the future, and a number of rental players could be on the move before the February 29th trade deadline. [ESPN]
  • The stubborn temper of Michel Therrien played a big part in the Canadiens' loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday, as much as the coach would like to pin it on one play. [SN]
  • The feud between Therrien and P.K. Subban goes back quite a ways, with Wednesday's comments being just the latest episode. [TSN]
  • P.K. Subban spoke about his perceived "personality issues":
  • There was much to discuss at TSN 690 yesterday. Tony Marinaro went off on a newspaper article suggesting the Canadiens wouldn't be in this situation if only they had more francophones, while Simon Tsalikis doesn't understand what Therrien had to gain by calling out his best player. [TSN 690 | Marinaro | Tsalikis]
  • Canadiens' goaltending prospect Michael McNiven has been turning heads in his first season as a starting netminder for the OHL's Owen Sound Attack. []
  • ECHL affiliate Brampton Beast have signed a new goaltender - Kenny Reiter. [Brampton Beast]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The Brampton Thunder and Calgary Inferno will meet up in the CWHL's first ever point-of-view game as the players wear cameras on their gear. [Sports Tech Buzz]
  • Leo Komarov was ejected from the Toronto Maple Leafs-New York Rangers game after a head-shot on defenseman Ryan McDonagh. [Puck Daddy]
  • Jacob Josefson has been helping the New Jersey Devils power play become one of the best in the entire league. [AATJ]
  • With the Philadelphia Flyers witnessing the emergence of a top-end defenseman of their own, Broad Street Hockey hopes their team's coach will never treat Shayne Gostisbehere the way Montreal has, at time, treated Subban. [BSH]
  • Similarly to the Habs, the Calgary Flames are now without their goaltender, leaving the team at a bit of a crossroads. [M&G]
  • As the Chicago Blackhawks look to load up for another Stanley Cup run, should the team look to add a defenseman to their roster? [SCH]