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Thursday Habs Headlines: Pacioretty has a positive attitude about staying in Montreal

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Here are your daily links, including Max Pacioretty on remaining a Hab, what the Canadiens could do to attract John Tavares in free agency, a location for the 2019 Draft, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Now that the deadline has passed and Max Pacioretty is staying put, it sounds like he is hoping to make the most of his remaining time in Montreal, however long that may be. [31 Thoughts]
  • If the Habs want to have a shot with John Tavares in free agency, what do they need to do to improve their chances? [TSN 690]
  • The Canadiens’ lack of success this season is turning out to be bad for business. [Twitter]
  • New Hab Rinat Valiev is happy to get a fresh start outside of Toronto. [TSN]
  • There might not be a February 29th this year, but don’t forget about one important birthday:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The NHL announced on Wednesday that the 2019 Draft will be held in Vancouver. [NHL]
  • Ryan McDonagh shared what it was like when he founded out he’d been dealt to the Tampa Bay Lightning at the trade deadline. [NY Post]
  • In addition to trading McDonagh, the Rangers made quite a few moves at the deadline, indicating a commitment to the rebuild. [Blueshirt Banter]