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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Back to the Basics

The Habs are channeling their frustration into productivity and going back to the basics, the Marner/Babcock story, Akim Aliu's allegations, Dougie Hamilton's new start, and more in today's links

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • With the losing streak extending to four, the Habs are returning to the basics, like defence. [Sportsnet]
  • In the midst of some struggles, the team is channeling their frustration into productivity. [Canadiens]
  • The Habs halted practice to have a team meeting, but do those actually do any good? [TSN]
  • The Canadiens helped Josh Barrette's dream come true on Saturday. [NHL | Canadiens]
  • The Habs are pretty banged up at the moment, so it's no surprise that more eyes are turning towards the Rocket. [The Athletic]
  • Geoff Molson has faith in the present — and future — of the young Habs team, despite it's current struggles. [The Athletic]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Mitch Marner confirms reports that Babcock had him rank teammates, and then shared the list, but says his teammates’ reaction to it at the time helped him move past it pretty quickly. [TSN]
  • Sheldon Keefe's new approach, and his plans to keep developing the Leafs. [Sportsnet | Yahoo Sports | The Athletic]
  • Hayley Wickenheiser is optimistic about the future of women's hockey. [CBC]
  • The Scrum Podcast talks to Dave Hodge, formerly of TSN. [Soundcloud]
  • The Flames respond after Akim Aliu alleged that coach Bill Peters repeatedly used racial slurs towards him. [Sportsnet]
  • Dougie Hamilton is getting new opportunities with the Hurricanes, and he's taking advantage of them. [NHL]
  • When Leon Draisaitl was signed, many raised their eyebrows over the price. Now his contract is a bargain. [The Athletic]