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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Eyes on Montreal with the Trade Deadline looming

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In today’s links, Marc Bergevin has decisions to make regarding what to do with his veteran potential trade assets, Josh Brook got a stint as a forward with the Rocket, and Brandon Manning is suspended for five games for an on-ice racial slur.

Montreal Canadiens v Winnipeg Jets Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Eyes are on Montreal as the Trade Deadline nears, with names like Tomas Tatar, Ilya Kovalchuk, and Jeff Petry swirling around. [TSN]
  • Eyes are also on Marc Bergevin as he decides whether the playoffs are still in the cards. [RDS]
  • Josh Brook recently found himself playing the wing in order to get some more ice time down in Laval. [The Athletic]
  • For Brook, playing forward was a respite from an up-and-down learning process as a defender. [RDS]
  • Brook’s deployment up front is conjuring reminders of Mathieu Dandenault and Mark Streit. [La Presse]
  • Who snores? Who’s the best singer? Who’s got the best backhand? And who’s never seen Slap Shot? A look inside the Canadiens locker room. [The Athletic]
  • Gap Year. The story of the PWHPA players who suddenly found themselves without a place to ply their trade after the folding of the CWHL. A documentary by Kevin Raphael. [Youtube]
  • Former Canadien Glen Metropolit was inducted into the ECHL Hall of Fame on Tuesday night. [Montreal Canadiens]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • A look at the exceptional timing that lets Auston Matthews score as much as he does. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Brandon Manning of the Bakersfield Condors, the AHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, has been suspended five games for an on-ice racial slur. [Sportsnet]
  • The players have their say on extending 3-on-3 overtime. [Sportsnet]
  • After starting the season 16-3-2, the New York Islanders have only been 12-12-3 since. Should they be concerned? [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Polling the players at the KHL All Star game about misconceptions of the league. [ESPN]
  • The New York Rangers aren’t bluffing with their high ask for backup goaltender Alexander Georgiev, and it means that they’re more than willing to keep him. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • The PPP writers look back on their preseason T25U25 evaluations. [Pension Plan Puppets]