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Monday Habs Headlines: It won’t be long before Jesperi Kotkaniemi is back in Montreal

In today’s links, Kotkaniemi still has big potential, the Habs’ playoff chances, the Battle of Alberta, and more.

Calgary Flames v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Montreal News and Notes

  • Three professional scouts who watch the Canadiens frequently give their opinion about what they believe Jesperi Kotkaniemi will become once fully developed. [Sportsnet]
  • Being sent to Laval and playing his first AHL game didn’t stop Kotkaniemi from looking on the bright side. [EOTP]
  • In the Habs’ attempt to showcase Brett Kulak and Marco Scandella before the NHL trade deadline, it’s Cale Fleury who has to pay the price. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Player predictions on who will come out on top at the Super Bowl. [NHL]
  • Andrew Zadarnowski talks about Kotkaniemi being sent down to the Rocket, Ryan Poehling, the Habs’ playoff chance, and more on the Weekend Game Plan. [TSN690]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Three big questions of the week: best rivalries, surprising trade candidates, and bounce back candidates as playoff races tighten up. [Sportsnet]
  • Speaking of best rivalries, the latest Battle of Alberta showed such intense hatred between the Oilers and Flames that even a goalie fight broke out. [Sportsnet]
  • What can the Rangers ask for Chris Kreider in a seller’s market? [TSN]
  • Filip Zadina will be out 2-3 weeks for the Detroit Red Wings with a lower-body injury. [NHL]
  • Everybody’s doing it!