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Saturday Habs Headlines: Phillip Danault is focused on his on-ice play

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In today’s links, Danault is trying to avoid off-ice distractions, Canadiens thriving due to smart moves, and the impact of the loser point this season.

NHL: FEB 04 Senators at Canadiens Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Phillip Danault isn’t letting his contract situation affect his performance on the ice. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • That being said, Danault knows exactly what is at stake this season. [RDS]
  • Shrewd trades and key off-season acquisitions have contributed to the Canadiens’ success this season. [Montreal Gazette]
  • It might be in the team’s best interest to start Carey Price against the Senators again. [Sportsnet]
  • The Montreal Canadiens have exceeded expectations this season. [FiveThirtyEight]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • How will the loser point potentially impact a shortened season? [Washington Post]
  • With the pandemic putting their seasons in limbo, minor league hockey players are considering their options for the future. [NBC Sports]
  • A combination of factors have caused the Calgary Flames to stumble out of the gate this season. [TSN]
  • Morale is low in the Vancouver Canucks locker room and the team’s fan base. [The Province]
  • Despite the growing popularity of women’s hockey, there isn’t a proportionate amount of female coaches behind the bench. [Times Colonist]