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Thursday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens are rolling with more than one “top line”

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In today’s links, multiple “top lines” is why the Habs are at the top of the charts, is it time for a Danault trade, the 2022 Olympics, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Canadiens are fortunate to finally have more than one “top line” they can count on. [Montreal Gazette]
  • After Wednesday’s win against Vancouver, Tyler Toffoli was leading the NHL in goals and Jeff Petry ranked second among defencemen in scoring. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Heading into the 2016 NHL Draft, Marc Bergevin only had eyes for Shea Weber. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Will Carey Price be selected to travel to Beijing for the 2022 Olympics? [Journal de Montreal]
  • Former Canadien, Torrey Mitchell, still laces up his skates every day, except now it’s to teach young hockey players at his new facility. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Cole Caufield is the Big Ten first star of the week:

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Following a tough year that ended with a sub-par playoff performance, Johnny Gaudreau has returned to form. [Sportsnet]
  • Carolina Hurricanes’ goalie Petr Mrazek is out indefinitely after having surgery on his right thumb Wednesday. [NHL]
  • The NWHL has cancelled the remainder of its season on the eve of the playoffs because of additional positive COVID test results. [Sportsnet]
  • The New York Rangers plan to host a PWHPA showcase event on February 27-28. [Twitter]
  • William Nylander was pumped after practicing with Wayne Simmonds. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Youth will be the keyword for Team Canada at the 2022 Olympics. [Sportsnet]
  • Henrik Lundqvist gives us an update one month after his open-heart surgery: