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Tuesday Habs Headlines: If Tomas Plekanec is still with the Canadiens after the trade deadline, Marc Bergevin should not be

In today’s links, a necessary — and crucial — trade, Petry’s prowess, Benn explains tattoos, deadline rumblings, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Bob McKenzie discussed the possible return Tomas Plekanec would fetch at the trade deadline, an whether he would even be traded at all. [TSN690]
  • If Marc Bergevin doesn’t move Plekanec for an asset this season, Eric Engels argues that should be a firable offence. [Sportsnet]
  • Jeff Petry was highlighted by Scott Cullen for his exceptional play on the weekend. [TSN]
  • Much of the Canadiens’ struggle in 5-on-5 play has come while Jonathan Drouin has been on the ice. [The Athletic]
  • Jordie Benn explains the various tattoos that cover his arms:
  • Mark Tucker attended the Canadiens game on Sunday thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Later in the day, he watched his favourite NFL team, the Philadelphia Eagles, claim the Super Bowl. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Teenage phenom Aito Iguchi has been tearing up his youth league in Japan, and hopes he can develop into an NHL player by training in North America. [New York Times]