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Sunday Habs Headlines: Ryan Poehling being eased into his NHL career

In today’s links, Poehling’s path to becoming an NHL centreman first goes through the wing, Victor Mete close to returning, and the All-Star Game captains are announced.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Ryan Poehling is slowly getting introduced to the NHL game on the wing. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Joel Armia is providing quality play at both ends of the ice. [Last Word on Sports]
  • Is Phillip Danault the greatest heist Marc Bergevin has pulled off with the Canadiens? [TVA Sports]
  • Victor Mete is getting close to making his return, perhaps getting back into the lineup on Monday night. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Kieran Ruscheinski took in the game in Calgary on Thursday, watching some of the players he hopes to eventually join on the blue line. []
  • Jordan Harris has the same dream, but right now he’s focused on winning gold with Team USA at the 2020 World Juniors:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Akim Aliu has become a major part of the efforts to make coaches accountable for their past treatment of players. He’s now at the forefront making sure the future is a more respectful place for player-coach relationships. [The Athletic]
  • Max Pacioretty is putting together the best season of his career to date. [The Athletic]
  • After seeing Vitali Kravtsov bounce around several continents this season, the New York Rangers are now close to losing prospect Lias Andersson as well. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • The Minnesota Wild and Winnipeg Jets could be the participants in next year’s Winter Classic. [Sportsnet]
  • The All-Star Game captains have been announced. [Sportsnet]