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Sunday Habs Headlines: Once a weakness, the centre position is becoming a strength

In today’s links, how the Canadiens have addressed the hole down the middle, Price is now only trailing Plante and the problem in Boston’s net.

Detroit Red Wings v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Canadiens might have finally figured out a solution to their ‘lack of a number one centre’ problem. [Le Journal De Montreal]
  • Is Jesperi Kotkaniemi poised to become a star for the Montreal Canadiens? [Boston Globe]
  • Taking ill-timed penalties might have caused Andrew Shaw to end up a healthy scratch. [TSN 690]
  • After passing Patrick Roy, Carey Price only needs to catch Jacques Plante on the all-time wins list. [NHL]
  • Now this is a thing of beauty:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Jaroslav Halak finds himself in the midst of yet another goalie controversy. [TSN 690]
  • What can we learn about the Chicago Blackhawks, just ten games into the season? [Second City Hockey]
  • Analytics based coaching is slowly working its way down to the bantam leagues. [CBC]
  • Guess who Vladimir Tarasenko names as one of the toughest goalies to beat? [St. Louis Game Time]
  • Former NHL president John Ziegler’s legacy lives on. [Sportsnet]
  • This young fan will never forget this moment: