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Thursday Habs Headlines: Artturi Lehkonen continues to be a defender’s nightmare

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Here are your daily links, including analysis of where the Habs go from here, Lehkonen’s quick play, new All-Star jerseys, and more.

Montreal Canadiens v Detroit Red Wings Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Artturi Lehkonen continues to make things as difficult as possible for opposing defencemen. [Canadiens]
  • Tuesday’s loss to Detroit makes it even harder for the Habs to make it to the post-season this year. [Sportsnet]
  • But there’s still hope! And there are several ways a team can turn things around mid-season. [The Athletic]
  • Claude Julien is blaming the team’s troubles on “bad decisions.” [Montreal Gazette]
  • As the Canadiens keep struggling to gain ground in the standings, is it time for a change? [TSN 690]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Elliotte Friedman breaks down how recent Stanley Cup champions approached the trade deadline. [31 Thoughts]
  • The NHL unveiled this year’s All-Star jerseys on Wednesday
  • After being fired by the Predators on Monday, Peter Laviolette opened up about his time in Nashville and what the future holds. [The Athletic]
  • The league is making it easier for players to park themselves in front of the net, or at least less painful. [TSN]
  • Wild defenceman Matt Dumba donated $11,200 toward Australian wildlife relief. [Hockey Wilderness]