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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Canadiens make their first move on the trade market

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Your daily links, including analysis of the Pateryn-Benn trade, the positive signs of Julien turning the Habs around, trade deadline rumors, and more

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Breaking down trades that already happened, Bob McKenzie also discusses what he thinks Montreal will do at the deadline. [TSN 690]
  • There may not be consensus over who is untouchable and who’s on the market, here’s a closer look at some prospects the Habs could use as bait. [La Presse]
  • Part of the same series, this is a perspective on the established roster players who could be heading out of town. [La Presse]
  • Montreal did already make one trade, here’s instant analysis of the transaction which sent Greg Pateryn to the Dallas Stars for Jordie Benn. [EOTP]
  • Jordie Benn will take up Pateryn’s jersey number #8. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Mark Bergevin’s notes in the press release about the move. [Eric Engels]
  • Jordie Benn sure seems excited about the move. [Instagram]
  • His brother, Jamie Benn, will miss him - unless the Canadiens trade for him also. [Instagram]
  • Max Pacioretty hit the 30 goal mark for the fourth straight season. He’s only the fifth Montreal Canadiens’ player to record the feat in four consecutive years. This puts the captain in elite company. [Arpon Basu]
  • Pacioretty’s goal wasn’t the only thing to be happy about for Habs fans. [Heather Engel]
  • Hiring Claude Julien was a coup for Marc Bergevin, and it’s not just because he was the best coach available, language is also an important factor for the Canadiens. [New York Times]
  • While it’s definitely too soon to tell if it’s related, but Alex Galchenyuk is at a point-per-game pace under the new coach. [Andrew Berkshire]
  • Julien says it’s nice to be able to have two good goalies on his team. [RDS]
  • The Windsor Spitfires coach, Rocky Thompson, benched Habs’ prospect Mikhail Sergachev on Sunday. [CKLW 800AM]
  • Les Canadiennes’ Caroline Ouellette reached a major milestone this year, en route to the upcoming Clarkson Cup Finals. [RDS]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • P.K. Subban is honoured with a Canadian recognition. [Eric Engels]
  • The Ottawa Senators completed a controversial trade to acquire Alex Burrows. [Silver Seven Sens]
  • Arizona and Minnesota players react to the Martin Hanzal trade. [Five for Howling]
  • The rich get richer. Washington acquired Kevin Shattenkirk from the St.Louis Blues.