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Friday Habs Headlines: Claude Julien “happy but not satisfied” with his defence

In today’s links, the head coach thinks the blue-line corps could still be improved, will the general manager be busy at the deadline, and is there anyone around the league that would fit the Habs?

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Claude Julien is “happy but not satisfied” with the Canadiens blue-line corps. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Brendan Gallagher is the motor that powers the Habs. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Will Marc Bergevin sit down at the table to play a hand or two this Trade Deadline? [Journal de Montreal]
  • Is the continued futility of the Canadiens’ power play causing the coaching staff to start trying random things? [Athlétique]
  • Could another Joel Armia-type deal be in the cards for a Habs team with ample cap space? [TSN (Video)]
  • Jordie Benn’s back-door saucer pass for Tomas Tatar’s game-winning goal is just another hallmark of the veteran blue-liner’s solid season. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • The Habs honoured some recently retired local guy before Thursday night’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • “One of the best games ever,” an oral history of the Canada-United States gold medal game in women’s hockey at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. [The Athletic]
  • Who are the buyers and sellers as we approach the Trade Deadline? [NHL.com]
  • Who are the best puck moving defencemen available at the deadline? [Sportsnet]
  • How do NHL teams decide whether to apply the “bust” label to their players? [The Athletic]
  • A look at the people behind the scenes that allow traded players to get to their new destinations without missing a beat — or a game. [The Athletic]
  • As we celebrate Black History Month, a look at a new wave of black players ready to make an impact in hockey. [NHL.com]
  • David Amber has seen a lot in his 20-year broadcasting career, including how hockey has become more diverse on and off the ice. [The Athletic]
  • John Tortorella’s comments about Anthony Duclair to the Montreal media are not going over well. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Washington Capitals fan Greg Christian finished his late wife’s dream of seeing the Caps play in every NHL arena. [NBC Sports (Video)]