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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Strength in Numbers

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Montreal’s depth is their super power, Weber’s 1,000th game approaches, Perry and Lehkonen celebrate milestones in style, Black History Month, COVID impact, and more in today’s links.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Canadiens’ depth has become their defining characteristic and strength. [Sportsnet]
  • The importance of depth for the Habs is the big reason Victor Mete is not available for trade. [Sportsnet]
  • It is no surprise that the Bell Centre ranks high in the list of best arenas in the NHL. [The Athletic]
  • Talking about the Captain as his 1,000th game approaches. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Corey Perry tallied his 800th point, and it was a beauty. [Twitter]
  • Likewise, Artturi Lehkonen celebrated his 300th game in style. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • As Black History Month begins, the NHL announces content, including a documentary about Willie O’Ree. [NHL]
  • Tara Slone and Renee Hess of Black Girl Hockey talk about the importance of representation, and changing the culture of hockey. [Twitter]
  • Hadiya Roderique talks about being a black woman in sports. [Sportsnet]
  • Thatcher Demko, healthcare worker Alim Somani, Connor McDavid, and Leon Draisaitl named the stars of the week. [Twitter]
  • With so many postponed games, there will eventually be some incredibly busy schedules. [TSN | NHL]
  • Arguments for pushing back the NHL draft. [The Athletic]
  • Marco Rossi’s recovery from COVID is going to keep him out of the season. [The Athletic]
  • The Capitals have come out of their COVID brush stronger than ever. [ESPN]
  • Several teams will be opening their arenas to fans, but they won’t be full, and the revenue brought in will be small — though helpful. [The Athletic]
  • The no-move request window is open, what that will mean for the Seattle Kraken, and how the same window shaped the inaugural Vegas Golden Knights roster. [TSN]
  • Tony DeAngelo will not play for the New York Rangers again. [TSN]
  • Frederik Andersen’s season is on an upswing after a rough beginning. [TSN]
  • Updates from the NWHL bubble. [Sportsnet]