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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Youth Movement

The rise of Suzuki and Poehling has bolstered the Habs’ penalty kill, Price, his records, and his future, Ovechkin, the Great Albertan Feud, Jagr, the All Star Game and more in today's links

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The rise of Ryan Poehling and Nick Suzuki has helped the resurgence of the penalty kill, and Nate Thompson's decision to share his story in hopes that it will help others. [Sportsnet]
  • With this 46th career shut-out, Carey Price continues his climb up the list of all-time greats. [Sportsnet]
  • Whether they should or not, there is an argument to be made for the Habs trading Carey Price. [TSN | TVA]
  • Evaluating the players on the Habs who bring far more to the table than their salary might suggest. [The Athletic]
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi may be the king of self-deprecatory humor. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Alex Ovechkin passes Selanne in all-time goals, and sets his sights on Mario Lemieux. [NBC Sports | NHL]
  • There is no question that Ovechkin is an all-time great on the ice. Not so much on the green. [Golf Digest]
  • Schadenfreude is a beautiful, beautiful thing. [Twitter]
  • Ugly looking losses are an inevitability with the Leafs, and that goes hand-in-hand with some blow-out wins. [TSN]
  • With Morgan Rielly out for an extended period of time, the overall look of the Leafs’ season may have changed. [Yahoo Sports | The Athletic
  • Whether or not you agree with the length or existence at all of Zack Kassan's suspension, the only thing it really proves is that there is very little consistency of any kind when it comes to discipline. [Sportsnet]
  • The Battle of Alberta is alive and well, and may make an appearance at the All Star game. [Sportsnet | Sportsnet | CBC |
  • Looking back over Ray Shero's time with the Devils. [Sportsnet | NBC Sports |
  • The NHL launches the Black Hockey History Tour to honor the men and women of colour who have helped shape the sport. [NHL]
  • Justin Williams eyes a return to the NHL with Carolina. [NHL]
  • Jaromir Jagr still has it, and is one of a very small collection of players with careers that have spanned five decades. [The Hockey News]
  • The best and brightest of the women's hockey world will be participating in the NHL All Star festivities. [ESPN] | CBC |
  • Dealing with dentistry in the NHL. [The Athletic]
  • The stories behind the Washington Capitals’ individual goal songs, including the fairly self-explanatory “Eye of the Tiger” for Lars Eller, whose nickname arguably started all of this. [The Athletic]