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

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.

NHL: Calgary Flames at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

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: