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Friday Habs Headlines: Brandon Davidson is reportedly on the trade market

In today’s links, Brandon Davidson appears to be available, a look at some of the pending RFAs and UFAs in the NHL, and everyone prepares for the upcoming Olympics.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Brandon Davidson is apparently available for trade. [Sportsnet]
  • David Schlemko visibly made the Canadiens defence corps better against the Ottawa Senators. [Sportsnet]
  • Michigan native Jeff Petry took to the Little Caesars Arena ice for the first time last night. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Max Pacioretty is off the top power play unit, and he feels fine. [The Athletic]
  • ICYMI: The Montreal Canadiens acquired Adam Cracknell from the New York Rangers, sending Peter Holland in exchange. [EOTP]
  • The newest member of the Canadiens organization wishes he paid more attention in school. [Adam Cracknell]
  • Angela Price and Julie Petry are proud to announce CHic Collection, their new clothing line. [NHL]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • A look at the top potential restricted free agents for 2018 in the NHL, including Dylan Larkin, William Nylander, and Jacob Trouba. [Sportsnet]
  • John Tavares is not thinking about free agency right now. [The Athletic]
  • Drew Doughty certainly is. The Los Angeles Kings’ star is looking for beyond-P.K. Subban-level money and plans on consulting with Erik Karlsson to gauge the market. [Sportsnet]
  • The Ottawa captain tacitly offered the same thoughts as his west coast compatriot. [TSN 1200]
  • Multiple suitors are courting the Carolina Hurricanes. [TSN]
  • A look at true and false narratives making headlines this week. [FanRag Sports]
  • Derek Dorsett has been forced into retirement by spinal issues despite seven goals so far this season. [Sportsnet]
  • Slowly, more and more teams are shifting to four forwards on the power play. [TSN]
  • How much blame should be heaped upon Guy Boucher for the Sens’ slow start? [TSN]
  • A look at how the Swedish national development program turned zero medals between 1997 and 2007 to six medals in seven years from 2008 to 2014. [The Athletic]
  • Jarome Iginla won’t suit up for Team Canada for the Spengler Cup, and is likely unavailable for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as well. [TSN]
  • QMJHL referee Olivier Gouin has been selected to officiate at the Winter Olympics by the IIHF. [Journal de Montreal]
  • The Gagarin Cup is following in the footsteps of its illustrious namesake. [KHL]
  • Hockey has always been synonymous with speed. A look at how the fleet of foot have defined the game through the decades. [TSN]