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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty discusses the frustrations he feels as trade talk swirls

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In today’s links, the captain and top offensive contributor discusses a tough season, the team approaches the deadline in sell mode, Lindros waiting for response from NHL regarding concussions, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Bob McKenzie talked about the possibility of Max Pacioretty getting traded, but hasn’t heard anything about the sniper looking for a change of scenery; in fact, he’s generally been hearing the opposite. [TSN690]
  • Pacioretty feels frustrated by the talk, knowing that it only arises because of the poor season the Habs have had, and he takes shares of the blame not only as the captain but also the team’s main offensive contributor. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Canadiens are likely already locked into selling mode for the upcoming trade deadline. [TSN]
  • Claude Julien discussed the chronic fatigue Carey Price had been dealing with this season, stating the issues weren’t as serious as they were made out to be. [TSN]
  • Brendan Gallagher takes you on a tour of his house. [YouTube]
  • Ahead of their meeting tonight, Nail Yakupov shared some stories from his time with Alex Galchenyuk when both played for the Sarnia Sting. [Canadiens.com]
  • Eric Lindros and Canadiens chief surgeon Dr. David Mulder asked the NHL to contribute to their funding for concussion research. They have yet to get a response from the league. [TSN]
  • 1909 Taverne Moderne, a restaurant partly owned by the Canadiens, abruptly fired three visible minorities recently, with a manager mentioning their appearance when they were let go. An independent party is investigating the situation. [CBC]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Charlie McAvoy will miss some time after undergoing a minor corrective heart procedure. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • It initially looked like a brilliant move, but Scott Darling is no longer performing to the level of a starting goalie for the Carolina Hurricanes. [The News & Observer]
  • Switzerland and Finland have named their men’s squads for the upcoming Winter Olympics [SUI | FIN]
  • Noora Räty will be representing Finland at women’s hockey’s top event for the fourth time:
  • Andrew Carroll, who played at the University of Minnesota Duluth before spending several years in the AHL and ECHL, died yesterday after a fall at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. [Twin Cities Pioneer Press]