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Monday Habs Headlines: Jeff Petry could be vying for the Norris Trophy

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In today’s links, Petry’s defensive play could make him a contender for the Norris Trophy, concern over Price should be eased, Caufield and Harris candidates for top NCAA player, and more

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Jeff Petry has made strides in his defensive play and could be skating his way to a Norris Trophy. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Paul Byron was placed on waivers on Sunday in order to move him to the taxi squad. [EOTP]
  • Narrowly avoiding a three-game losing streak, Saturday night’s win over the Leafs could be a turning point for the Habs. [Montreal Gazette]
  • After stealing that game by playing his best game of the season, concern over Carey Price’s performance should be quieted. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Andrew Zadarnowski discusses how Tomas Tatar might react to being benched, the win over the Leafs, and what still needs work. [TSN 690]
  • Cole Caufield and Jordan Harris were selected to be candidates for the 2021 Hobey Baker Award — the top NCAA player in the nation. [NHL]
  • Ken Dryden calls the Canadiens-Leafs history “a rivalry of cities, a rivalry of cultures.” [NHL]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The jury is still out on the Winnipeg Jets performance so far this season. [Sportsnet]
  • Former teammates in the old days, John Tavares and Sam Gagner are teaming up to help operate the Toronto Marlboros of the Greater Toronto Hockey League. [Sportsnet]
  • After being sidelined with a fractured rib, Joe Thorton had his first full practice on Sunday and can’t wait to return to the Leafs lineup. [TSN]
  • Three of the biggest win-win trades in recent history. [The Hockey Writers]