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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Captain centre stage

In today’s links, the Montreal hockey media calls for more leadership, the team stays positive despite on-ice struggles, and the aftermath of the OHL’s cancellation of its season.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Accountability appears to be lacking in the Canadiens dressing room, says Herb Zurkowsky. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Zurkowsky’s sentiments were echoed by other media members, who also asked where leadership would come from. [Sortie de zone (Podcast)]
  • Hockey is a team sport for Shea Weber, both when things are going good and when they’re going bad, writes Guillaume Lefrançois. [La Presse]
  • While Weber kept his comments at a distance, Jonathan Drouin inserted his personal efforts into the equation, notes Alexandre Gascon. [Radio-Canada]
  • Drouin says the team is staying positive though, while Dominique Ducharme is looking forward to seeing Jon Merrill in action. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Alex Belzile recently joined Marc Dumont to talk about growing into a mentorship role, as well as his impressions of Cole Caufield. [Montreal Canadiens]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Is this the best season of Connor McDavid’s career? [TSN]
  • After Patrick Marleau broke Gordie Howe’s record for most NHL games played, what are the six long-time standards that could fall next? [ESPN]
  • Mélodie Daoust is embracing a leadership role with Team Canada. [TSN]
  • Roberto Luongo has been named Team Canada general manager for the upcoming World Championship in May. [Sportsnet]
  • The OHL has canceled its 2020-21 season. What does this mean for the NHL Entry Draft? [The Athletic]