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Friday Habs Headlines: Can the Canadiens land a left-shooting defender?

In today’s links, four left-shooting defencemen whom the Habs could target, Carey Price’s return to form, and life after Peter Chiarelli for the Edmonton Oilers.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Andrew Berkshire looks at four left-shooting defencemen whom the Habs could target in a trade. [Sportsnet]
  • Marc Bergevin hit a home run when he traded Alex Galchenyuk for Max Domi. [Journal de Montreal]
  • The Canadiens GM has to be careful around the trade deadline, however. [Sportsnet (Video)]
  • Carey Price equalled the club record of Jacques Plante and Patrick Roy with his ninth 20th win season as a member of the Canadiens. [Journal de Montreal]
  • “There’s still work to be done,” said Price following Wednesday night’s game as the Habs head into their bye week. [La Presse]
  • Mike Johnson says that Price has rediscovered his game. [TSN (Video)]
  • Jeff Petry confirmed that what he showed last year was real, while Jesperi Kotkaniemi surprised everyone. [RDS]
  • Ten factors for explaining the success of the Canadiens this season. [La Presse]
  • As the snow swirls around Montreal, let Jonathan Drouin be your tour guide around Tampa Bay. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • The Canadiens organization demonstrated their support for Do it for Daron Wednesday night.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Jack Hughes remains the unanimous number 1 ranked prospect for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, says Bob McKenzie. [TSN]
  • The Mikko Koskinen contract was just the latest in a series of perplexing decisions made by Edmonton Oilers management. [TSN]
  • What’s next for the Oilers after Peter Chiarelli? [31 Thoughts]
  • The struggles of the Anaheim Ducks start with GM Bob Murray. [Anaheim Calling]
  • A “hockey over strength” mantra has fueled Elias Petterson first to the NHL, and now to the All-Star Game. [Sportsnet]
  • Up close and orange: a Q&A with Gritty. [Washington Post]
  • How a bone-marrow donation by a fan who registered at a Be the Match bone-marrow drive — held in honor of Mandi Schwartz — during a St. Louis Blues game saved the life of an Alabama teen. [The Athletic]