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Sunday Habs Headlines: Why exactly did the Blue Jackets trade Josh Anderson?

In today’s links, making sense of another of Bergevin’s trade wins, Byron’s reaction to the waivers placement, Suzuki honours O’Ree, and a potential change in the NHL Draft age.

NHL: FEB 06 Canadiens at Senators Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Trying to wrap your head around the Josh Anderson trade — from a Columbus Blue Jackets perspective. [TVA Sports | Google Translate]
  • Despite the waivers situation, Paul Byron likes his chances of winning if he stays in Montreal. [TSN]
  • His attitude to the whole ordeal shows why he derserves his leadership role. [Montreal Gazette]
  • With a week of rest behind them, the games are going to come thick and fast for Montreal the rest of the way. [Le Devoir]
  • The conditioning staff is helping them all be as healthy as possible for the run. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Nick Suzuki was one of the players honouring Willie O’Ree for Black History Month yesterday:
  • One pair will also be put on display in O’Ree’s hometown of Fredericton, New Brunswick. [Global News]
  • At this point, it’s unclear what the AHL playoff format will be, or if there even is one. [La Voix de l’Est]
  • Cole Caufield was back to terrorizing goaltenders yesterday:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • For agent Pat Brisson at least, he doesn’t see the drawbacks of moving the NHL draft age to 19. [98.5 FM]
  • With questions about how long restricted free agency should be as well as CHL eligibility, there are some legitimate questions to answer before making such a decision. [Sportsnet]
  • Given the uncertainty about his future several years ago, 1000 games is a significant feat for Sidney Crosby. [Sportsnet]
  • After some speculation was stirred up about Crosby’s future in Pittsburgh, he himself stated he wants to finish his career with the Penguins. [PensBurgh]
  • Nico Hischier has been named the captain of the New Jersey Devils. [TSN]
  • For the Nashville Predators, perhaps trading for prospects rather than draft picks is the way to go about a rebuild. [On The Forecheck]
  • The Anaheim Ducks placed Adam Henrique on waivers yesterday. [Anaheim Calling]