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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Shea Weber — “I never imagined [1,000 games]”

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In today’s links, the spotlight is firmly on the Canadiens captain as he hits 1,000 NHL games played, Covid-19 continues to be a problem, and why John Tortorella is a harsh taskmaster on his stars.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Shea Weber talks about his journey to 1,000 NHL games played. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Former teammates tell their tales of the Man Mountain. [The Athletic]
  • Weber is one of the most respected players to play the game. [Sportsnet]
  • The current captain’s acquisition is Marc Bergevin’s favourite. [TSN (Video)]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Is it possible for Covid-19 to be transmitted between opposing teams? [31 Thoughts]
  • Why sitting out the AHL season was the best option for some independently owned teams. [The Athletic]
  • Latvia will now host the IIHF World Championships on its own after Belarus was stripped of co-hosting privileges. [ESPN]
  • The NWHL heads into the playoff rounds with two of six teams having withdrawn due to Covid-19. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Why is John Tortorella so hard on his best players? Ryan Kesler weighs in. [Sportsnet]
  • The Calgary Flames are in no rush to move Sam Bennett. [TSN]
  • Most players who have tested positive for Covid-19 have recovered quickly. Marco Rossi appears to be in it for the long haul. [ESPN+]