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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Montreal Canadiens given decent odds of a deep playoff run

In today’s headlines, Montreal’s playoff chances, Petry’s strong game, some fun team-building exercises, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Canadiens are set up to go on a deep playoff run, according to one analysis. [MoneyPuck]
  • Jeff Petry cracks the list of the top 23 defenceman in the NHL, based on several statistical factors. [Sportsnet]
  • Director of Player Personnel Martin Lapointe shares his thoughts on the top prospects in the Canadiens organization. [Sportsnet]
  • Jakub Jerabek may have been sent to the AHL, but he’s hoping to return to the NHL level soon. [The Athletic Montreal]
  • The Canadiens players took part in some team-building exercises yesterday. See some of the photos from their various activities. [CanadiensMTL]
  • The CWHL has expanded this season, with two Chinese teams joining the fold. Les Canadiennes will host one of them, Kunlun Red Star, at the Bell Centre on Remembrance Day

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Managing Editor Danny Webster of SB Nation’s Vegas Golden Knights site penned his thoughts after the tragedy in Las Vegas. [Knights On Ice]
  • A look at the Frölunda HC team that has become an NHL-player factory, and what to expect from the club’s next prospect: Rasmus Dahlin. [Champions Hockey League]
  • The New York Rangers’ run as one of the top contenders for the Stanley Cup may be coming to an end. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • The Arizona Coyotes’ fortunes are heading in the opposite direction, thanks in large part to quality additions on defence. [Five For Howling]
  • Chosen fourth overall behind a few players who became stars just days into their rookie seasons, Jesse Puljujarvi is yet to make a similar impression, and has been reassigned to the AHL by the Edmonton Oilers. [The Copper & Blue]
  • No stranger to such a situation, Nail Yakupov speaks about his latest fresh start with the Colorado Avalanche. [Mile High Hockey]