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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Recent trades make space on the roster for players like Mike McCarron

Here are your daily links, including some Canadiens deadline deals, an emotional exit, prospect news, other NHL deadline deals, a Jonathan Drouin update, and more!

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Montreal Canadiens news:

  • The Canadiens are slowly turning toward the future by shipping out some older players to make room for forwards like Michael McCarron. [Metro]
  • Mike Condon was named the NHL's 3rd Star after a great week from the Canadiens goaltender. [Canadiens]
  • So the Canadiens traded for Stefan Matteau, a first-round pick of the Devils. What can he bring to the table? [EOTP]
  • ICYMI: Here is the conference call with Stefan Matteau, and what he had to say about joining the Canadiens. [CH]
  • Devante Smith-Pelly was traded to the New Jersey Devils yesterday, here is his very emotional press-conference after the trade happened. [TSN]
  • Some of Smith-Pelly's closest friends on the team took to Twitter after the game to say goodbye to their good bud. [SubbanGallagherBeaulieu]
  • The Canadiens claimed enforcer Mike Brown off waivers from the Sharks, and Marc Bergevin said it was for "team toughness". [HL]
  • ICYMI: Marc Bergevin held a press-conference after the trade deadline, here are the highlights from it. [EOTP]
  • In his press-conference, Marc Bergevin said that Alex Galchenyuk was performing better at wing than he was at centre. He was in fact, wrong:
  • RDS ranked the top 5 Canadien prospects who aren't playing for the Canadiens at the moment. [RDS]
  • Les Canadiennes will have three players from the team, led by Marie-Phillip Poulin, that will join Team Canada for the Women's World Championships in Kamloops, BC late March. [SN]
  • The IceCaps gave out an "Oscar" for Best Performance during the Oscars on Sunday night. [STJ]

Around the NHL and elsewhere:

  • In what might have been the biggest deal of the day, Calgary got an absolute great return for d-man Kris Russell. [FlamesNation]
  • The most entertaining part of the Trade Deadline Day was when Martin Biron pelted Jennifer Hedger with a 107KM t-shirt gun:
  • Eric Staal becomes the first player in the NHL to play at least one game with three different brothers. [TR]
  • Kris Letang was the honorary Chair for the Skating for Little Hears event, an event benefitting children with heart issues. The event raised a lot of money for the foundation. [Penguins]
  • Here is the every deal made on the NHL trade deadline day, in one graphic. [SBN]
  • Down Goes Brown talks about the unusual deadline day that was, and the winners and losers. [SN]
  • The Bruins did not end up trading away Loui Eriksson, and it was the right move for them. [EOH]
  • Steve Yzerman made it clear that the "door is open" for Jonathan Drouin to return to the Lightning. [PHT]
  • Sharks GM Doug Wilson insists that he did not overpay on Roman Polak and Nick Spaling. [WTC]
  • Florida Panthers coach Gerrard Gallant will be joining the Team USA World Cup of Hockey staff. [NHL]
  • What and how to expect arriving in the NHL as a goalie from Europe, part 3. This is a great read from goalies on the outside looking in. [SHN]
  • Jyrki Jokipakka was traded from Dallas to Calgary, and was quite upset about it. [USanomat]
  • In women's hockey news, the Zurich Lions clinched the Championship title this weekend, for the second year in a row. [SHN]