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Monday Habs Headlines: Eric Staal is ready to embrace the second half of his career with the Canadiens

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In today’s links, Staal excited about his move to Montreal, reducing Weber’s minutes, Lehkonen put on a short leash, issues the Habs may face once back on the ice, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Eric Staal may be on the second half of his career but he’s ready to embrace his chance with the Canadiens. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Issues the Canadiens may be facing once they get back on the ice after their week-long shutdown due to COVID protocols. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Artturi Lehkonen is on a short leash as his previous scoring skills seemed to have vanished. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Corey Perry’s passion for the game and his desire to win isn’t going anywhere any time soon. [Sportsnet]
  • Using a big chunk of the remaining cap space on Staal could prove less than ideal. [The Hockey Writers]
  • The Canadiens should start managing Shea Weber’s minutes a little better in order to get the best out of him. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Starting Cole Caufield off with the Laval Rocket is a smart move. [TSN 690]
  • This season’s acquisitions have come as advertised and are playing a major role in Montreal’s playoff push. [The Hockey Writers]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The New York Rangers traded Brendan Lemieux to the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. [NHL]
  • Nate Schmidt discusses how difficult it’s been to get to know his new city and teammates' families during this strange season. [Sportsnet]
  • Can the Boston Bruins start finding some offence to help get them out of their month-long funk? [NBC Sports]
  • Alex Galchenyuk helped the Maple Leafs defeat the Oilers on Saturday after having his first multi-point effort since three teams ago. [Sportsnet]