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Saturday Habs Headlines: Canadiens’ offence needs to return to form

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In today’s links, Montreal’s goal-scoring needs to kick in again, Claude Julien has faith that the team will rebound and the NHL’s expanding Covid protocols.

NHL: FEB 11 Oilers at Canadiens Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Canadiens’ offence needs to start producing again if the team wants to get out of its current slump. [Sportsnet]
  • However, coach Claude Julien is confident that his squad can bounce back from this setback. [La Presse]
  • That being said, the team will need to patient with the development of its core of young centres. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Given the current circumstances, is it time for Habs fans to start panicking? [TSN]
  • These are the teams that are most likely to be interested in acquiring Victor Mete. [Sportsnet]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The NHL has expanded its COVID-19 testing protocols. [Sportsnet]
  • Speaking of COVID, here’s how the virus has impacted the current NHL season so far. [USA Today]
  • Brian Burke seems to be interested in shifting the Pittsburgh Penguins towards playing a more gritty style of hockey. [NBC Sports]
  • The Vegas Golden Knights have introduced some rather ... unique helmets. [Knights On Ice]
  • Spirits remain high among the hockey players looking to break the Guinness World Record for the longest hockey game ever played, despite the freezing temperatures. [CBC]