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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Changes are Coming

Insiders talk who might be moved when Weber returns, Ovi and Price, Hockey Night in Canada: Punjab Edition, PEDs and more in today's links

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NHL: Arizona Coyotes at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • We're all wondering how Shea Weber's coming return will affect the Canadiens’ blue line. [TSN]
  • As the saying goes, real recognizes real, and Alex Ovechkin certainly recognized Carey Price's extraordinary save in last night's game. [NBC Sports | Twitter]
  • Max Domi isn't the long-awaited savior at centre, but he certainly is helping the Canadiens. [The Athletic]
  • Montreal's in a weird state of limbo where they're both trying to "re-tool” but also trying to do so around their two oldest players. So who might be on the trade block, and why? [The Athletic]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition is an incredible example of representation in a sport that often only pays lip service to the saying "Hockey is for everyone”, but there's still plenty of work to be done. [Sportsnet]
  • Nate Schmidt's 20-game suspension for a positive PED test caused a lot of chatter partly because it's such a rare occurrence. Why is that though? [ESPN]
  • According to the league's stars, what are the big priorities for the next CBA? [ESPN]
  • The Senators have been having a rough year. What would it take to salvage it? [Yahoo Sports]
  • After an absolutely dire beginning to the season, things are looking up in Detroit. [NHL]
  • Whatever you may think (rightly or wrongly) about the Leafs’ defense, Morgan Rielly is absolutely on fire offensively this year. [TSN]
  • Auston Matthews is back to skating with the team, but there's no return date. [NHL]
  • Could we be witnessing the beginning of the end of the Penguins? Maybe. But with their stars still performing like stars, it's it's hard to believe their struggles will continue forever. [The Athletic]
  • Edmonton's perpetual secondary scoring woes are still plaguing them. [TSN]
  • Many players have come and gone in the Oilers’ years-long attempt to rebuild. It may be time to start looking at moving on from the people in charge of that ever-failing project. [The Hockey News]
  • Calgary is getting big performances from some unlikely heroes. [Sportsnet]
  • Speaking of Edmonton and Calgary, the Battle of Alberta is pretty hot right now. [The Hockey News]
  • The former Broad Street Bullies have yet to drop the gloves this season. [NBC Sports]
  • The Dallas Stars’ injury-prone Ben Bishop is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. [NBC Sports]
  • Max Talbot is enjoying his time in Russia. [TVA]