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Thursday Habs Headlines: Ilya Kovalchuk is proving his worth

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Here are your daily links, including a discussion of what Ilya Kovalchuk could be worth at the deadline, Ryan Poehling learning from Joel Armia, and more.

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NHL: Montreal Canadiens at New Jersey Devils Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Now that Ilya Kovalchuk has found new life in Montreal, he could be a valuable asset at the trade deadline. [TSN]
  • Former Montreal draft pick Alex Galchenyuk is part of a discussion involving the overall disappointment of the 2012 entry draft. [The Athletic]
  • Ryan Poehling can learn a lot from Joel Armia. [The Athletic]
  • Congratulations to Mattias Norlinder on his nomination:
  • Want to see the Habs play the role of spoiler in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ bid to make the playoffs? Be sure to get your tickets to see them in action on Saturday. [StubHub]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Retired NHLer Joel Ward wore number 42 in honour of his hero, Jackie Robinson. [NHL]
  • Dustin Byfuglien may end up leaving Winnipeg, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s leaving the NHL just yet. [31 Thoughts]
  • The intangibles are there for Darnell Nurse, but the team should still assess his overall value going forward. [Sportsnet]
  • Even years after leaving Montreal, P.K. Subban’s effect is still strongly felt in his work with the Montreal Children’s Hospital. [The Athletic]

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