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

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]