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Thursday Habs Headlines: Which teams stand between the Canadiens and a playoff spot?

Here are your daily links, including thoughts on the Habs’ playoff chances, losing Jacob de la Rose, adjustments for Price this season, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Do the Canadiens have a shot at the playoffs this year? [NHL]
  • Jacob de la Rose was claimed by the Red Wings on Wednesday, but the Canadiens didn’t waive him because he lacks potential. [Sportsnet]
  • With a big new contract kicking in, the pressure is on. But Carey Price is ready to make the necessary adjustments to help his game. [The Athletic]
  • Canadiens’ prospect Joel Teasdale will join the QMJHL team for the Canada-Russia series this year. [Armada]
  • Max Domi and Mikey Reilly scored their first goals with the Habs on Wednesday night!

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Kristian Vesalainen won’t reach his ceiling with the Jets if they keep him on the fourth line. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • The Oilers could end up setting a new standard for forward TOI with all the minutes Connor McDavid is playing. [31 Thoughts]
  • A merger between the CWHL and NWHL may only be a matter of time. [Sportsnet]
  • Niclas Wallin, who won a Stanley Cup with the Hurricanes, recently opened up about his concussion that ended his hockey career. [Canes Country]