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Thursday Habs Headlines: Canadiens have an easier schedule remaining than Senators

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Here are your daily links, including the Habs strength of schedule, the team’s scoring woes, and whether Price should start both weekend games.

Montreal Canadiens v Ottawa Senators Photo by Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Habs may hold an advantage over the Ottawa Senators in the Atlantic Division title race when it comes to strength of schedule. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • This weekend’s back-to-back against Ottawa may present Carey Price with a heavy workload, according to Patrick Lalime. [TVA]
  • Alexei Emelin is taking a lot of blame for Tuesday’s loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, but Claude Julien refuses to blame him. [La Presse]
  • The Canadiens have looked a lot better lately, but as Bob McKenzie suggests, there are still concerns about the club’s ability to score goals. [TSN 690]
  • Max Pacioretty has certainly overcome any questions about his performance as captain. [RDS]
  • Andrew Shaw puts together his ideal starting formation. [NHL.com]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The U.S. Women’s National Team is threatening to boycott the IIHF World Championship in the wake of wage disputes. [The Ice Garden]
  • Players, both current and former, American and Canadian, have weighed in on an issue that transcends just the one international event in question. [The Ice Garden]
  • With all the talk centring on Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine, it’s easy to forget there’s a pretty good rookie between the pipes in Pittsburgh. [TSN]
  • The Dallas Stars have signed free agent defenceman Gavin Bayreuther, who has played the past four seasons at St. Lawrence University. [SB Nation College Hockey]
  • Meanwhile, Luc Snuggerud has signed with the Chicago Blackhawks. [SBN College Hockey]
  • Scott Wheeler dug deep to find out more information about the CHL’s minimum-wage lawsuit. [Pension Plan Puppets]