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Friday Habs Headlines: Jeff Petry — The Specialist

In today’s links, how Jeff Petry has been a bright spot in an otherwise lacklustre campaign for the Habs’ blue-liners, is it time for the Canadiens to tear it apart, and Erik Karlsson a potential Bolt?

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Carolina Hurricanes v Montreal Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Meet Calgary Flames assistant coach Paul Jerrard, the only black coach in the NHL. [Sportsnet]
  • Could Erik Karlsson be a part of Tampa Bay’s path to assembling a dream team this season? [TSN]
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins are looking for help down the middle. [TSN]
  • For better or for worse, today’s NHL is almost unrecognizable to the one Gary Bettman inherited in 1994. [Sportsnet]
  • Did the 2004-05 lockout actually benefit the NHL? [ESPN]
  • John Tortorella apparently made his team watch the entirety of Tuesday night’s loss against the Minnesota Wild and track scoring chances. [The Athletic]
  • Garth Snow will not trade John Tavares. [The Athletic]
  • Where does Jaromir Jagr rank among the NHL’s all-time greats? [ESPN]
  • Chris Lee is Team Canada’s most unlikely Olympian. [The Athletic]
  • Red Berenson has been awarded the 2018 Hobey Baker Legends of College Hockey Award. [The Michigan Daily]
  • The Court of Arbitration for Sport has overturned the IOC-imposed lifetime bans for twenty-eight Russian Winter Olympians, including five members of the 2014 Women’s National Hockey Team. [BBC]