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

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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. [Canadiens.com]
  • 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]