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Thursday Habs Headlines: Shea Weber needs to stay hot

Here are your daily links, including an analysis of how the Habs need Shea Weber’s dominance to continue, Phillip Danault hits 300 NHL games, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Can Shea Weber sustain his recent performance for the rest of the season? [Sportsnet]
  • Hall-of-Famer and former Habs defenceman Guy Lapointe has been diagnosed with oral cancer, the Canadiens announced on Wednesday. [Canadiens]
  • Not every player has lived up to expectations this season, including Jesperi Kotkaniemi, if the numbers are anything to go by. [The Athletic]
  • With injuries plaguing the current lineup, could it be necessary for Marc Bergevin to make a trade? [Sportsnet]
  • As Phillip Danault passes the 300-games mark, he remains on pace for a career season. [Canadiens]
  • Fans can purchase a limited edition poster celebrating Saturday’s game against the Red Wings:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Akim Aliu brought a racial reckoning to the hockey world with just a couple of tweets. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Although his current league has a strict zero-tolerance policy, the BCHL’s Adam Trotman is no stranger to racism on and around the ice. [BCHL Network]
  • The San Jose Sharks announced on Wednesday night that Pete DeBoer will be replaced by interim head coach Bob Boughner. [TSN]
  • Even though Jim Montgomery’s firing had nothing to do with what the NHL Board of Governors recently discussed, it is clear that the behaviour of NHL coaches are being scrutinized more than ever. [31 Thoughts]