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Friday Habs Headlines: Tomas Plekanec the Penguin?

In today’s links, Tomas Plekanec’s potential fit for Pittsburgh, what the Habs should do at the deadline, and a look at Team Canada at this year’s Winter Olympics.

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Pittsburgh Penguins v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Is Tomas Plekanec the perfect man for the Pittsburgh Penguins? [Journal de Montreal | Google Translate]
  • The Hockey Inside/Out panel, featuring EOTP’s own Julian McKenzie, discusses Brendan Gallagher’s comments on P.K. Subban, as well as what makes Subban such a polarizing figure. [Montreal Gazette (Video)]
  • The Habs are apparently not looking to trade Alex Galchenyuk. [RDS]
  • Marc Bergevin said no to Marc Bureau’s offer at the start of the season to be a faceoff coach for the Habs. [La Presse]
  • The Habs should do nothing at the deadline, argues Arpon Basu. [The Athletic]
  • Zachary Fucale has been reassigned to the Brampton Beast by the Laval Rocket. [Brampton Beast]
  • Shea Weber and five other names who are possibly, but unlikely to be, in play at the trade deadline. [Sportsnet]
  • As Les Canadiennes prepare to make their inaugural trip to China, the Habs sat down with Ambassador Lu Shaye to talk about hockey development in the Middle Kingdom.[Montreal Canadiens]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • With no NHL participation at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Team Canada is formed by a group of journeymen who know that this is likely their best — and only — shot at international glory. [Longreads]
  • The first blood test for the detection of concussions has been approved. [New York Times]
  • Who’s a buyer and who’s a seller in the Eastern Conference? [The Athletic]
  • The finalists for Minnesota Mr. Hockey have been named. [SBN College Hockey]
  • Joe Mullen explains how the trade deadline is full of stress and angst for players. [NHL.com]
  • The famous (or infamous?) cheerleader squad of North Korea made an unexpected visit to the South Korea-Czech Republic hockey game. [BBC]