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Saturday Habs Headlines: Tomas Plekanec climbs all-time franchise list

Your daily links, including Plekanec’s move up the all time list, Price has pundits and fans worried, and some Habs prospects are hot

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The turtleneck assassin has been hot for the Habs, and he’s passed another legend in the all-time list. [Andrew Zadarnowski]
  • Bob McKenzie feels that a loss is a loss, and a blowout like the Habs suffered on Thursday night shouldn’t mean more than any other L. [TSN 690]
  • Carey Price’s 2010 “chill out” mantra could be brought back to life after a listless performance in Minnesota. [Journal de Montréal]
  • If Price is feeling the effects of fatigue this early in the season, it’s a worrying sign for Montreal. [Sportsnet]
  • David Desharnais will be returning from injury soon, and his most loyal supporters better make the most of it, in case this is his last year with the Canadiens. [Ici Radio-Canada]
  • It’s midway through the current season, so it’s time to take a look at where Montreal stands. [RDS]
  • If you don’t know what to make of this week’s NFL playoff matchups, look to Habs forwards Torrey Mitchell and Brian Flynn for their opinions. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Habs prospect Noah Juulsen is back with his WHL team, and the Silvertips are happy about it. [Everett Silvertips]
  • Another draft pick in the Habs family, Daniel Audette, is satisfied with the progress he’s made so far. [RDS]
  • Since being cut by Team Canada heading into the World Juniors, Michael McNiven has been outstanding - guess he doesn’t like being snubbed. [Journal de Montréal]
  • Marie-Philip Poulin accepted the All Star stick trick challenge, and wants to know what Jonathan Toews thinks of her skills. We think he’ll be impressed. [Marie-Philip Poulin]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The Tampa Bay Lightning have retired Martin St. Louis’ number in a ceremony honouring one of the franchise’s most important players. [La Presse]
  • In the same week as Alex Ovechkin’s memorable 1,000th point, John Tavares has notched his 500th. [NHL]
  • Meanwhile, Captain Serious, Jonathan Toews, is on pace for career lows this year. [Sportsnet]
  • The Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche traded forwards during what has been a quiet pre-trade-deadline lull. [NHL]
  • It’s more important to be happy than to be right; with so much focus on who’s better between Laine and Matthews, it’s important to remember to enjoy the show. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Speaking of Patrik Laine, make sure to invite him to your birthday party, as he just may come visit you. [The Score]
  • Detective Steven McDonald is a special person, and he was special to the New York Rangers and their fans. After his passing this Tuesday, the Rangers gave him one final touching tribute. [NHL]
  • At this year’s hats on for healthcare, the winner was unanimous. [Windsor Spitfires]
  • Check out the latest episode of the Puck Drop podcast, with guest Ziga Jeglic. [EOTP]
  • Team Canada icon Hayley Wickenheiser is retiring from international competition, and will surely be headed to the Hockey Hall of Fame. [Global News]
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning won the internet on Thursday when they set off the trend of sports teams roasting the Los Angeles Chargers’ new logo. [San Diego Union-Tribune]