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Tuesday Habs Headlines: The Final Turning Point?

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Is the Habs’ playoff push over, Lafreniere takes in the Bell Center, Kovalchuk continues to inspire his teammates, the Sedins, and Alexander Ovechkin's early years in today's links

NHL: Arizona Coyotes at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Habs lose the game to Arizona and Phillip Danault to injury, so is this the final turning point in the season? [Montreal Gazette]
  • Kovalchuk isn't just electrifying the fans, he's got his teammates pumped up as well. [The Athletic]
  • The 2020 Montreal draft logo is here, and it is glorious. [Twitter]
  • Likely number one pick Alexis Lafreniere visits the Bell Centre, where he will be drafted, and reflects on a meeting he had with Guy Lafleur. [NHL]
  • Montreal renews their agreement with Fondation de l’athlète d’excellence du Québec (FAEQ). [Canadiens]
  • The Trade Deadline is coming up, and the Athletic sorts through some fan-submitted trade scenarios. [The Athletic]
  • While trade opportunities abound, Max Domi is, apparently, not available. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • A look at the KHL sponsored women's league, and how it has risen to prominence. [KHL]
  • The early days of Alex Ovechkin, as told by the teammates and staff members that experienced it first hand. [The Athletic]
  • With their jersey retirement coming up, Henrk and Daniel Sedin talk about their post retirement lives. [Sportsnet]
  • There's cause for very cautious optimism after the IOC concedes on some important points. [The Athletic]
  • Frederik Andersen wonders if enough is being done to protect goalies in the NHL. [Sportsnet]