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Tuesday Habs Headlines: The Final Turning Point?

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

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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]