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Friday Habs Headlines: Joel Armia lets his play do the talking

In today’s links, profiling a surging Joel Armia, remembering André Boudrias, and is Carter Hart finally an answer for the Flyers in net?

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NHL: Florida Panthers at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Joel Armia prefers to let his play do the talking. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Profiling the late André Boudrias, who masterminded the drafting of Patrick Roy, Eric Desjardins, and Saku Koivu. [La Presse]
  • Having completed a pivotal stretch where they encounted non-playoff clubs, the Canadiens gird themselves for four matches against legitimate Cup contenders - starting with last night’s tilt against the Winnipeg Jets. [La Presse]
  • Finally healthy, Charlie Lindgren has a chance to bounce back. [RDS]
  • Allan McShane continues to chug along at roughly a point-per-game pace for the Oshawa Generals.
  • In the wake of the dismissal of Peter Chiarelli, our friends of Copper & Blue are reflecting on some of the net effects of the ex-GM’s tenure.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Is Carter Hart finally the answer to the Philadelphia Flyers’ decades-long goaltending search? [ESPN]
  • Young NHL stars should bet on their own abilities and opt for less term when it comes to negotiating post-ELC contracts. [The Athletic]
  • Eugene Melnyk has outlined an aggressive spending plan for a run of “unparalleled success.” [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Will impending free agents Matt Duchene and Mark Stone buy-in to their owner’s boisterious claims? [TSN]
  • After being healthy scratched, what is Dion Phaneuf’s future with the Los Angeles Kings? [ProHockeyTalk]
  • How do teams navigate no-move and no-trade clauses at the Trade Deadline? [The Athletic]