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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Five adjustments that could help the Canadiens salvage the season

Here are your daily links, including unchanged lines, John Scott news, Habs prospect updates, McDavid's return, an extension, and more!

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Montreal Canadiens links:

  • The Habs are getting to the point of the season where something has to give. Here are five ways they can use to help adjust the team. [Metro]
  • Michel Therrien has tried almost every line combination, but why not give Max Pacioretty and Alex Galchenyuk some time together. It's not like things can get any worse. [690]
  • It's pretty strange that the Canadiens are doing so poorly and nothing is being done about it. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Canadiens lines were left unchanged at practice yesterday. P.K. Subban was given the day off, and Alexei Emelin had travel issues, but made it to Philadelphia Monday night. [EOTP]
  • The NHL doesn't seem to keen on marketing Subban, but they should probably do a better job there. [690]
  • The defencemen in Montreal are not the only ones making mistakes lately. [SPORTLOGiQ]
  • Some Canadiens players had the pleasure of playing some sledge hockey with the Team Quebec sledge hockey team over the All-Star break. [JDM]
  • John Scott's agent, Ben Hankinson, told media that Scott has been approached for a potential movie based on his career and life. [TSN]
  • Speaking of a John Scott movie, someone made a teaser trailer for it, as a joke, and it's great. [YT]
  • This All-Star weekend was all about John Scott, and he gave fans a reason to root for the NHL that we all love. [SBN]
  • Most of the entire hockey world was supporting and cheering on John Scott last night, his current team, St. John's even got a new Twitter name. [STJ]
  • The Hockey Hall of Fame will be displaying artifacts from John Scott's All-Star Game soon:
  • And to top the entire weekend, John Scott was named the NHL's 1st Star of the Week. [Canadiens]
  • Canadiens prospect Matt Bradley stood out this week, with six points in four games this past week for the Medicine Hat Tigers. [EOTP]
  • Les Canadiennes are now sitting alone at the top of the CWHL standings after a successful weekend. [EOTP]

Around the NHL and elsewhere:

  • Alex Ovechkin's car donation from the All-Star game last year transformed special hockey. [RMNB]
  • Connor McDavid was recalled from the AHL, and will be back in the lineup tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets. [PHT]
  • Former NHL'er, Donald Brashear, is making a Dragon's Den appearance tomorrow at 8PM EST, with his idea to make hockey more affordable for kids. [CBC]
  • Most NHL players enjoyed their All-Star break, especially Scott Darling. He surprised his girlfriend, and proposed to her. She said yes. [CHI]
  • Someone who didn't enjoy his All-Star break, Michael Grabner got six, yes six, root canals done. [SN]
  • Auston Matthews didn't go to Switzerland to be different, he just did what he thought was best for his development. [RTS]
  • A 13 year old kid went 4-for-5 in the AHL accuracy shooting competition on Sunday night. [GBHF]
  • Patrik Laine made the Finnish national team, and will be competing for Finland in the next couple months. [Suomi]
  • John Tortorella will be back behind the Blue Jackets bench tonight when they face the Oilers. He missed some time due to broken ribs. [PHT]
  • Coyotes goaltender, Louis Domingue, wins rookie of the month for January after posting some great looking numbers. [PHT]
  • The RedWings will be without defenceman Niklas Kronwall for a minimum of 10 games. [DRW]
  • The month of January will determine if the Canucks will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline in February. [NP]
  • ICYMI: Gary Bettman signed a contract extension with the NHL, running through the 2022 season. [EOH]
  • The AHL's move to California is proving out to be great for the Western NHL teams. [Puck Daddy]
  • How the Philadelphia Flyers are performing in all three zones under new coach Dave Hakstol. [BSH]