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Thursday Habs Headlines: Brett Kulak is defying expectations

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Here are your daily links, including Brett Kulak’s impact on the blue line, Jeff Petry’s triumph in Detroit, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • He may not be the most well-known Hab, but Brett Kulak makes a difference on the ice. [Montreal Gazette]
  • What better place for Jeff Petry to redeem himself than his hometown? [The Athletic]
  • What can the Canadiens do to get their power play back on track? [TSN 690]
  • Bryan Smolinski is glad he was able to close out his NHL career with the Habs. [Canadiens]
  • Despite their past successes, Jonathan Drouin and Max Domi may have a chance to play apart if production does not improve. [Montreal Gazette]
  • This year at the trade deadline, doing the right thing would most likely mean doing nothing. [The Athletic]
  • Montreal draft pick Connor Crisp announced his retirement from hockey at just 24 years old, and now he is raising awareness about the dangers of concussions. [Twitter]
  • ICYMI: Habs prospect Nick Suzuki was part of a blockbuster trade that sent him to the OHL’s Guelph Storm. [EOTP]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Could Connor McDavid challenge for the Hart Trophy despite missing the playoffs (again)? [31 Thoughts]
  • Cassandra Gregory shared that she was told she missed out on a chance to officiate AJHL games due to her gender. [CBC]
  • Mitch Marner’s agent says he won’t be negotiating a contract extension during the season, which has Leafs fans hoping they won’t have to endure another drawn-out situation. [TSN]
  • The NHL revealed this year’s All-Star jerseys—which will feature each team’s logo and up-cycled material.