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Monday Habs Headlines: Jesperi Kotkaniemi is ready for more responsibility

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In today’s links, it’s clear Kotkaniemi can start taking on more responsibility, the Habs need to turn Saturday’s big win into a consecutive one, nagging overtime issues, Wilson’s suspension, and more.

NHL: MAR 02 Senators at Canadiens Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi is ready for more responsibility. [TSN690]
  • The Canadiens really needed that win over the Jets on Saturday. The goal now is to make it consecutive. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The victory marked the moment the weight of the world fell off their shoulders. [Sportsnet]
  • Phillip Danault felt that this win was on the horizon and the team finally reaped the fruits of their efforts. [RDS]
  • If the Habs miss the playoffs this season, at what point does the blame fall to Marc Bergevin? [Ottawa Citizen]
  • It took four seasons, but Jonathan Drouin may have finally silenced many of his critics. [The Hockey Writers]
  • The Canadiens continue to improve under their new coach but one nagging issue remains — overtime. [The Hockey Writers]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Judging by his past behavior, Tom Wilson will have learned nothing when he returns to the ice after his latest suspension. [Sports Illustrated]
  • Alex Ovechkin disagrees with Wilson’s seven-game suspension calling the ruling “a kind of joke.” [Sportsnet]
  • Edmonton Oilers Kailer Yamamoto has been fined for a “dangerous” trip on Calgary Flames Rasmus Andersson during Saturday’s game. [Sportsnet]
  • The Golden Knights ended up on their bus not knowing where they were heading after being kicked out of their hotel on game day after it went bankrupt. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Keith Yandle hit a pretty big milestone last week