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Thursday Habs Headlines: What could be the return for Max Pacioretty at the trade deadline?

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Here are your daily links, including Pacioretty’s potential trade value, the 60th anniversary of Willie O’Ree’s first NHL game, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • If the Habs are sellers at the deadline, they could get a significant return on Max Pacioretty. [Sportsnet]
  • The Habs and Boston Bruins honoured Wille O’Ree on Wednesday night to celebrate the 60th anniversary of his first NHL game. [Canadiens]
  • Several Canadiens remain atop TSN’s Trade Bait board, including Alex Galchenyuk and Andrew Shaw. [TSN]
  • Shaw recently got to know “wannabe movie star” Galchenyuk a little better. [Canadiens]
  • Claude Julien received a warm welcome in his return to Boston on Wednesday night.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • South Korea and North Korea have reached an agreement to join forces in this year’s Winter Olympics, and if the venture is approved by the IOC, they plan to include a women’s ice hockey team. [TSN]
  • Former Canadien Jarred Tinordi is thriving in the AHL. [The Athletic]
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets claimed Jussi Jokinen on Wednesday after he was waived by the LA Kings. [TSN]
  • Jett Woo of the Moose Jaw Warriors hopes to follow in the footsteps of his teammate Josh Brook, who was drafted by the Canadiens in 2017. [NHL]
  • The New York Rangers, along with many other teams, are beginning to struggle with the reality that they need multiple high draft picks to succeed in the modern NHL. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Scotty Bowman clarified on Wednesday that Chicago goalie Corey Crawford is suffering from post-concussion syndrome, not vertigo as reported earlier in the week. [Sportsnet]
  • Even 60 years after his NHL debut, Willie O’Ree continues to make a positive impact in the league, as well as the entire hockey community. [NHL]
  • The Washington Capitals revealed their jerseys for the 2018 Stadium Series.