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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Trade talk takes over the Canadiens

Here are your daily links, including A potential Habs-Flames trade, Dale Weise's trade value, a P.K. Subban situation, Tom Gilbert update, John Scott hockey cards, a questioning Canucks trade, and more!

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Montreal Canadiens links:

  • The Canadiens seem to be one of the teams interested in Flames forward Mikael Backlund. Flames have also had scouts at Canadiens games the last week or so. [SN]
  • Brian Wilde seems to have a strong opinion that some players on the team don't like Michel Therrien and are not responding to him very well anymore. Listen to his full segment, it's great. [690]
  • With the Leafs trade (Spaling + Polak for two 2nd round picks), the Canadiens should expect more for Dale Weise. [690]
  • Dale Weise has significant trade value this upcoming trade deadline. Here's an in-depth look. [RDS]
  • Three students who won a contest get to fly out to Montreal and spend time with Carey Price and attend a Habs game. [CMN]
  • As if this season couldn't get any worse, P.K. Subban threw a puck into the stands at the Provigo Fan Practice on Sunday and it hit a small baby who was sent to the hospital. The baby was released from the hospital, and is ok. [StoryBaby update]
  • P.K. Subban was defended by Pierre McGuire on 690 yesterday, said he rose to the occasion and was not wrong in what he said. [690]
  • Watch P.K. Subban "suit up" in this cool new RW&CO commercial. [YT]
  • Stan Bowman took in the Canadiens-Predators game on Monday night scouting Alex Galchenyuk for the under-23 team for the World Cup of Hockey. [SN]
  • Dale Weise didn't take part in the pre-game skate on Monday, and Twitter went nuts, but the Canadiens announced Weise has the flu, and didn't play Monday night. [LP]
  • The Canadiens are now holding internal talks to see if they should keep throwing pucks in the stands or not. [Part 1Part 2]
  • Kerry Fraser said the league was right in not suspending P.K. Subban for his hit on Claude Giroux, he sat down with TSN690 and talked about it. [690]
  • Here's an update on Tom Gilbert's status ahead of the NHL Trade Deadline coming up next week. [SN]
  • Elliotte Friedman did a Reddit AMA yesterday, and it was great. He mentioned some Habs stuff, like the probability of Plekanec and Markov being traded, Drouin to MTL rumours, and more. [Reddit]
  • From Friedman's AMA, the Canadiens almost got Marian Hossa the year he went to Pittsburgh. Montreal thought they had the deal complete:
  • Get your John Scott IceCaps hockey card from the IceCaps store. [IceCaps]

  • Around the NHL and elsewhere:

  • "Soul on Ice" a documentary series on black hockey players and the impact they have on growing the game of hockey premieres tomorrow on the NHL Network. [NHL]
  • Who will be on the move at the Trade Deadline this year? [SN]
  • Here is a smart strategy to keep teams from tanking for the NHL draft. [SN]
  • Jonathan Toews is now on Twitter, and it's really been a pleasure so far. [SCH]
  • 36 years ago yesterday, was the anniversary of the "Miracle on Ice". [NHLN]
  • Should Shayne Gostisbehere be in talks to win the Calder Trophy this season? [Puck Daddy]
  • The Canucks and Flames started Trade Deadline Day early, really early in fact, with a one-for-one deal:
  • Hometown Hockey sits down with Rangers goaltender Mackenzie Skapski and his scary career path to the NHL. [HH]
  • Artemi Panarin's joking personality is leading the Blackhawks second line to major offensive success. [PuckDaddy]
  • ICYMI: Here's what it's like for women to work in a male-dominated sport. [EOTP]
  • Chasing Auston Matthews is not behind the Leafs strategy at the Trade Deadline. [SN]
  • P.A. Parenteau is very open to staying in Toronto, he said his family loves it there. [G&M]
  • Watch this college hockey fan struggle mightily to throw a fish on the ice. [EOH]
  • Andrew Cogliano played his 680th straight NHL game the other day, currently the longest NHL iron-man streak. [PHT]
  • Making sense of Petr Mrazek's career performance so far. [WIIM]