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Wednesday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens are having difficulty winning on the road

In today’s links, the Habs can’t win away from the Bell Centre, more trade rumours swirl around Pacioretty and Plekanec, and Perron talks numbers.

NHL: FEB 07 Canadiens at Avalanche Photo by John Crouch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes:

  • The Habs have not been good away from home. [Journal de Montreal | Google Translate]
  • 38-33-8 marks Claude Julien’s first year with the Canadiens. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Tomas Plekanec, Brendan Gallagher, Max Pacioretty, and the trade that must not be named are all featured in this week’s edition of 31 Thoughts. [Sportsnet]
  • ICYMI: the Canadiens signed goaltender Charlie Lindgren to a three-year extension at a $750,000 AAV. [EOTP]
  • Phillip Danault is on the mend, but it’s too soon to say that he’s game-ready. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Claude Julien is pleased with the performance of his younger players this season. [Dan Robertson]
  • Get to know Mélodie Daoust, just one of several members of Les Canadiennes playing in Pyeongchang. [Les Canadiennes]
  • Michael McNiven has a new Habs-themed mask:

Thank you to @sylabrush for my new freshly painted CCM bucket

A post shared by Michael McNiven (@michaelmcniven) on

  • Cayden Primeau’s Northeastern are Beanpot Tournament champions for the first time in 30 years. [Cayden Primeau]

Around the league and elsewhere:

  • The Los Angeles Kings and Ottawa Senators pulled off what would have been a blockbuster trade several seasons ago. [TSN]
  • David Perron of the Vegas Golden Knights talks about advanced stats. [HockeyBuzz]
  • Alex Ovechkin talks about his league-leading 33 goals ... and watching the PyeongChang Olympics on television. [TSN (Video)]
  • Why is Rasmus Ristolainen struggling? [Die by the Blade]
  • Dustin Brown is not happy that he was suspended for a knee-on-knee hit with Mikhail Sergachev. [TSN]
  • Seattle has formally filed with the NHL for an expansion franchise. [Elliotte Friedman]
  • More minorities in officiating and coaching would be a good next step for the NHL. [Associated Press]
  • The IIHF has selected the host country for the next 14 WJHC tournaments. [Gord Miller]