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Friday Habs Headlines: Shea Weber and Ben Chiarot tasked with containing Alexander Ovechkin

In today’s links, how the Canadiens top defensive pairing will deal with the league’s best pure goal-scorer, the Canadiens are well stocked down the middle for a change, and Sidney Crosby will be out for six weeks.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Shea Weber and Ben Chiarot will be tasked with the unenviable task of stopping Alex Ovechkin on Friday. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Roberto Luongo’s retirement and the cap recapture penalties surrounding it are causing people to wonder what will happen if the Canadiens captain, holder of a 14-year, $110 million contract, retires early? [The Athletic]
  • The Canadiens’ wives and girlfriends are bonding through some on-ice competition of their own. [Sportsnet]
  • With ten points in 16 AHL games, Charles Hudon is not afraid to hope for a return to the NHL. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Between Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Nick Suzuki, and Ryan Poehling, the Canadiens’ future at the centre position is arriving faster than anyone expected. [The Athletic]
  • Poehling’s recent stint with the Habs served as a reminder of what it takes to make the NHL. [The Athletic]
  • What was it like to be checked by Guy Carbonneau? [The Athletic]
  • Jacob Olofsson has his second goal of the season.
  • Artturi Lehkonen is excited for the new head coach of the Montreal Impact.

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