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Thursday Habs Headlines: Phillip Danault among NHL’s elite faceoff men

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Here are your daily links, including Danault’s significant contributions at the faceoff dot, Max Domi’s unique role, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Phillip Danault continues to impress with his faceoff skills. [Canadiens]
  • Max Domi’s “agitator” role with the Canadiens is one that has been rarely filled in recent years. [Athlétique]
  • Habs’ goalie prospect Cayden Primeau has been nominated for the Hobey Baker, along with his teammate, Jeremy Davies. [Northeastern]
  • ICYMI: Paul Byron publicly accepted responsibility for charging Panthers’ defenceman MacKenzie Weegar after receiving a three-game suspension from the league. [EOTP]
  • Josh Gorges, who announced his retirement this week, has fond memories of his time with the Habs, and teammates have fond memories of him, as well. [Canadiens]
  • How many Mike and Ikes is a puck from Max Domi worth?

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The main players are emerging as the NHL trade deadline nears. [31 Thoughts]
  • Are there really players in the league who rack up points without helping their team win? [Raw Charge]
  • Larry Murphy can sympathize with Jake Gardiner. [CBC]
  • Pending UFA Matt Duchene doesn’t plan to let his contract be a “distraction” in the room. [TSN]
  • John Scott is thankfully okay after falling through the ice in Michigan over the weekend. [Second City Hockey]
  • Skaters and goalies shared the real dirty about what goes in “the dirty area” in front of the goaltender. [The Athletic]
  • The AHL is keeping this simple and classic for this year’s All Star Game.
  • Harrison Browne dropped the puck for the Hurricanes/Rangers game on Tuesday, which also marked the first time players have used Pride Tape on their sticks for a ceremonial puck drop. [Twitter]
  • The NHL and NHLPA have reached an agreement that there will not be a World Cup of Hockey in 2020. [NHL | NHLPA]