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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Should the prospects stay in Laval for the rest of the year?

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In today’s links, wondering whether a call-up to the Canadiens is good or bad for the youth, looking at Benn’s benching, and saying a possible farewell to Jaromir Jagr in the NHL.

AHL: JAN 10 Utica Comets at Laval Rocket Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Are the prospects down in Laval better served by playing for the big club - which has little to no hope of making the playoffs - or staying with the Rocket as they fight to make the postseason? [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • Claude Julien singled out Jordie Benn’s poor play for Tuesday night’s game against the St. Louis Blues. [TSN]
  • Arpon Basu says the Benn benching is a statement of rebellion by Julien toward his boss. [The Athletic]
  • Is Robert Thomas in the sights of the Canadiens? [La Presse]
  • Max Pacioretty might not be moved and Tomas Plekanec could return, says Pierre LeBrun. [The Athletic]
  • Does Geoff Molson support the return of the Nordiques? [Montreal Canadiens (Video)]
  • A look back in time at Kelowna Rocket defenceman Shea Weber. [NHL History Girl]

Around the league and elsewhere:

  • With Jaromir Jagr having cleared waivers and being reassigned to Kladno of the Czech Extraliga, a look back at the day when the legend (probably) saved the Penguins. [NBC Sports]
  • Jagr had a mentorship impact beyond his short time in Calgary with the Flames’ youngsters. [The Athletic]
  • Steven Stamkos talks about John Tavares’ outstanding season and the decision that faces the impending UFA in the offseason. [Sportsnet]
  • Down Goes Brown looks at the teams that have the most to regret regarding the players they lost in the Expansion Draft. [Sportsnet]
  • Analyzing Mike Green’s value to a Cup contender. [Sportsnet]
  • Jordan Eberle has rebounded in a big way on Long Island. [TSN]
  • Bruce Boudreau thinks that Seth Jones should be forced to sit out a game because the Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman missed the All-Star Game with an illness. [TSN]
  • Paul Ranger bares his soul about his fight with depression for the sake of others. [TSN]
  • Ottawa city councillors reportedly billed taxpayers for tickets to the NHL 100 Classic between the Habs and the Sens. [CBC]
  • An interview with former Hab and current Team Canada Olympian Ben Scrivens [The Athletic]
  • A great feature on Paul Ranger and his struggle with mental illness. [TSN]