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Wednesday Habs Headlines: A case for keeping Sean Monahan?

In today’s links, Sean Monahan’s hot start has people wondering if he has a future in the CH, Owen Beck’s potential journey to Team Canada, and Kris Letang skates in full gear.

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Montreal Canadiens v Vancouver Canucks Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Sean Monahan’s positive start to 2022-23 has people wondering whether the Habs might re-sign him rather than trade him or allow him to become a free agent. [The Hockey News]
  • Owen Beck’s invitation to Team Canada’s training camp as an 18-year-old is a great sign for the prospect. [La Presse]
  • Martin St-Louis demonstrated a lot of restraint in his comments after a frustrating loss to the Vancouver Canucks. [The Athletic]
  • Despite the better than expected start, not everyone is punching at or above their weight for the Canadiens. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Seattle Thunderbirds centre and Canadiens prospect Jared Davidson considers the city his “second home”. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Carey Price’s association with the Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights is prompting reactions from Quebec’s National Assembly. [La Presse]
  • The manner in which Price has presented his comments have presented a nightmare for the Canadiens organization. [RDS]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • A superstar stopper can inflate a team’s record. If he regresses the next year, the team drops in the standings and the coach’s seat gets hot. [Daily Faceoff]
  • The top five potential trade assets for the Chicago Blackhawks not named Patrick Kane or Jonathan Toews. [The Hockey News]
  • Five players on discount contracts that are paying dividends for their teams. [The Hockey News]
  • Kris Letang skated in full gear on Tuesday, a little over a week after he was reported to have suffered a stroke. [RDS]
  • Marc Crawford talks about the secrets to successful special teams. [NHL.com]