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Saturday Habs Headlines: Scotty Bowman sees a bit of Jean Béliveau in Jesperi Kotkaniemi

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In today’s links, Tatar leads Montreal to victory, the future for this roster & a Cup run, Kotkaniemi comparisons, and more.

Minnesota WIld v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Lofty comparisons for Montreal’s young prodigy:
  • Last night Montreal took a win from the Blue Jackets, and Tomas Tatar has continued to prove the disbelievers wrong. [Sportsnet]
  • Montreal has exceeded expectations so far, but how difficult will it be to take a run for the Cup? [Montreal Gazette]
  • Philadelphia is up next, and our friends over at our Flyers sister site decided to see how the two teams match up. [Broad Street Hockey]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Patrik Burglund speaks about what led to his end with the Buffalo Sabres. [Die By The Blade]
  • The OHL & its trade policy continue to be a hot topic. [CBC]
  • One of the Oilers’ top prospects has been in trade talks as of late. [Sportsnet]
  • Wayne Simmonds’s saga continues, with his fate becoming a new contract or a trade by the deadline. [The Score]