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Friday Habs Headlines: Time to string some wins together

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In today’s links, the Habs need to put a run together if they’re going to be more than “not bad”, Dominique Ducharme is optimistic that the team showed positive signs out west, and will the NHL consider allowing U20 prospects to play in the AHL?

Montreal Canadiens v Winnipeg Jets Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • As the Habs head home, Stu Cowan says it’s time to start stringing wins together. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Alternating wins and losses are just part of being a “not bad” team. [La Presse]
  • Despite the 2-2-2 road trip, Dominique Ducharme is optimistic. [RDS]
  • Nick Suzuki’s going to have to learn how to fight through the “hack and whack” that greets skill players. [Montreal Gazette]
  • How Marc Bergevin could make a Mattias Ekholm trade work. [The Athletic]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Athletic picks one player (or asset) from each team that they think is the most likely to be dealt at the Trade Deadline. [The Athletic]
  • With many U20 prospects lighting up the AHL, is the NHL re-thinking their agreement with the CHL that says all prospects under-20 must be returned to major junior? [TSN]
  • In partnership with the St. Louis Blues, the Secret Dream Gap Tour heads to St. Louis next for a two-game set. [Sportsnet]
  • Malcolm Subban talks about a new start with the Chicago Blackhawks and growing up in P.K.’s shadow. [ESPN]
  • Joel Ward, currently an assistant coach with the Vegas Golden Knights’ AHL affiliate, is hoping that he can inspire kids of colour to become more involved with hockey, even if it’s not on the ice. [Yahoo! Sports]