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Monday Habs Headlines: Where does Nikita Nesterov fit in the lineup?

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Here are your daily links including, Nesterov fitting in as a top six defenseman, injured players nearing return and Marchand likes Price in Bruins colors

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Marc Bergevin sees Nikita Nesterov as a possible top six defensemen. What does that mean for Nathan Beaulieu or Alexei Emelin? [La Presse]
  • We could see David Desharnais, Alex Galchenyuk and Greg Pateryn back in action next week. [Twitter]
  • EOTP’s Andrew Zadarnowski joins Habs Breakfast to talk what it will take to land Matt Duchene, the NHL All-Star weekend and more. [TSN]
  • NHL Top 100 player, Jacques Plante, is represented at the NHL All-Star Game. [Twitter]
  • Brad Marchand likes Price in the Bruins colors:
  • But Michel Therrien disagrees:

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Takeaways from the NHL All-Star Skills Competition including Connor McDavid is robbed, Sidney Crosby not ready to pass the torch and Carey Price struggles in the shootout. [Sportsnet]
  • This year, John Scott is happy to fly under the radar at the NHL All-Star Classic and plans on watching the festivities on TV. [Yahoo Sports]
  • An in-depth look at the 40 draft-eligible players who will be taking part in this years CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on January 30. [The Bloggers Tribune]
  • Despite player complaints and game delays, there’s no simple solution to the NHL’s battle with bad ice. [Hockey News]
  • Thirty-eight year old, Tom Kostopoulos of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins notched his 500th AHL point on Saturday night. [The AHL]