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Thursday Habs Headlines: Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s rookie’s season has been “mint”

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Here are your daily links including Kotkaniemi’s season so far has been “mint”, Habs promote in Bell Let’s Talk Day, Domi is turning heads during his first season in Montreal, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • There’s only one word to describe Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s rookie’s season so far: “mint”. [NHL]
  • Max Domi has turned many a head in his first season with the Canadiens. [NHL]
  • Brendan Gallagher dropped by the Shriners Hospital for Children to hang out with the patients and their families
  • The Habs did their part to promote and support Bell Let’s Talk Day
  • Marc Bergevin is no stranger to the trade deadline, but here’s a few lessons for him to take into consideration as the deadline inches closer. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Canadiens player development coach, Francis Bouillon, discusses the role of Junior hockey on the road to the pros. [NHL]
  • Ann-Sophie Bettez is now officially tied with Noémie Marin for 2nd all-time in CWHL points. [Twitter]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Three key decisions holding up NHL trade deadline dominos. [Sportsnet]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs priority for the deadline should be a heavy winger and a right-shot defenceman. [TSN]
  • For Bell Let’s Talk Day, Mike Babcock takes the opportunity to explain why it’s important to find something in your life that brings you joy. [TSN]
  • Women’s hockey star Jayna Hefford and head coaches Ken Hitchcock and George Kingston have been named to the Order of Hockey in Canada. [Sportsnet]
  • The Blue Jackets should weigh what they could get for Sergei Bobrovsky and Artemi Panarin via trade versus their chances at a Stanley Cup run. [NHL]