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Thursday Habs Headlines: Cole Caufield is the Big Ten player of the week

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In today’s links, Caufield gets tired of setting up other people’s goals, Kirk Muller envisions big changes for the power play, Sergachev gets signed, and Team Canada suspends WJC camp.

Shanna Martin

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • After a four-goal series, Cole Caufield has been named the Big 10 Player of the Week. [Madison.com | BigTen.org]
  • Kirk Muller held a virtual press conference on Wednesday, stating that he plans to give bigger roles to Nick Suzuki and Jesperi Kotkaniemi on the power play. [Canadiens.com]
  • He also expects the team to address its man-advantage issues on home ice. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Suzuki asks that you consider helping out one of his hometown charities:
  • Phillip Danault’s contract situation all depends on where you project Kotkaniemi and Suzuki in one year’s time. [TVA Sports]
  • Carey Price is the latest guest on the WHL Podcast. [WHL.ca]
  • The Canadiens did well in every aspect of the off-season. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Josh Anderson responded to some questions from fans:
  • Shane Churla is satisfied with what he accomplished in his seven years in the Canadiens organization. [Journal de Montreal]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Johnny Boychuk, whose eye was injured in a collision with Artturi Lehkonen, has been forced to retire by the injury. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • Mikhail Sergachev has signed a three-year extension with the Tampa Bay Lightning. [Raw Charge]
  • Jack Eichel is feeling more confident in the direction of the Buffalo Sabres after what they accomplished in the off-season. [TSN]
  • Alex Pietrangelo believes Colton Parayko can step directly into his shoes for the St. Louis Blues. [NHL.com]
  • It would be a lot easier to cope with a pandemic winter if we could all just focus on a slate of hockey games. [Ottawa Sun]
  • Two things every defenceman needs to be able to do in the modern NHL. [Hockey Tactics]
  • The best players of the ‘10s. [The Sports Daily]
  • The Toronto chapter of the Professional Women’s Hockey League will play as Team Sonnet this season after a sponsorship from the insurance company. [TSN]
  • The NWHL season will consist of a short tournament format in a Lake Placid bubble. [The Ice Garden]
  • What is Carter Hart’s ceiling? [The Athletic]
  • It’s been a year since Akim Aliu’s comments led to change in the Calgary Flames’ coaching staff and a shift in thinking in the NHL, but more still needs to be done. [TSN]
  • After positive coronavirus tests for two players, Canada’s National Junior Team has suspended its evaluation camp, and all players will be required to quarantine for 14 days. [TSN]
  • If there is to be a WJC played this year, all of the officials will be from Canada. [TSN]