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Sunday Habs Headlines: Tomas Plekanec insists Canadiens not giving up on season

Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including Tomas Plekanec's confidence in the team, Philip Danault's reaction to being traded, and the reaction in the locker-room to the loss of Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischmann.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • While the Canadiens may have be selling at the deadline, Tomas Plekanec insists that nobody on the team is giving up on their season. [La Presse]
  • Phillip Danault is the newest member of the Montreal Canadiens, and the 23-year-old forward says while he was shocked to be moved, he is proud to be with his new team. [TVA Sports]
  • Although Danault may not be much of an offensive producer, he comes with a glowing scouting report for the other aspects of his game:
  • Dale Weise was, of course, part of the trade that brought Danault to the Canadiens. Weise, however, is facing some work visa issues as he tries to join his new team in Chicago. [SCH]
  • Understandably, the locker room wasn't excited about losing guys like Weise and Tomas Fleischmann, though understood that it comes with the territory. [TSN]


Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The Chicago Blackhawks have loaded up over the past few days, adding several new players to the fold and clearly deciding to go "all-in" for another run at the Cup. [Eye on Hockey]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded goaltender James Reimer to the San Jose Sharks in return for a package that includes another netminder in Alex Stalock and a conditional fourth-round pick. [TSN]
  • It has been a bit of a revolving door of coaches in Edmonton recently, but Todd McLellan may be the one to finally end it and become a long-term option for the Oilers. [Puck Daddy]
  • Orebro goaltender Julius Hudacek was at it again with another incredibly entertaining celebration, performing a quadruple-cartwheel after a 2-1 overtime victory. [Puck Daddy]
  • In college hockey action, Noah Cates was the hero as he sent Stillwater to the Minnesota State Championship tournament with this brilliant overtime winner. [SBN College Hockey]