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Saturday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens are on track to building a Cup winner - but maybe not this year

In today’s links, the Canadiens have a 1993 feel, what is a move the Habs could make at the trade deadline, and Matt Duchene goes to Columbus.

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NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Montreal Canadiens have a base that is starting to feel like 1993, even if it doesn’t happen this season. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Could the Montreal Canadiens add a scorer at the Trade Deadline? Here’s a look at some trades ESPN thinks should happen, including one for the Canadiens [ESPN]
  • Max Domi could be following in Jean Beliveau and Maurice Richard’s footsteps... by leading the team in scoring and penalty minutes [Journal de Montreal]
  • Mike Babcock, who coached Tomas Tatar in Detroit, praises the Habs’ forward. [Journal de Montreal]
  • In case you missed it, we talked to the first black player to join the Canadiens organization, Mike McKegney. [EOTP]
  • Brendan Gallagher is as reliable as the burger he chose to eat in a scouting visit with the Canadiens. On his path to the Canadiens: [The Athletic]
  • Les Canadiennes’ have started their annual online auction to raise funds for a Montreal breast cancer clinic. More things will be at their game on Saturday at Place Bell. [eBay]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Innovations have allowed the NHL to hold outdoor games almost anywhere. [Sportsnet]
  • The Islanders may have lost John Tavares, but Barry Trotz has them even better than they were. [The Athletic]