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Friday Habs Headlines: “Tell your kids that you love them.”

In today’s links, Martin St-Louis reflects on a year at the helm—as well as recent events in Laval, the trade deadline gets closer, and Vladimir Tarasenko is off to Broadway.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Martin St-Louis talks about the tragedy in Laval prior to Thursday practice. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • The head coach also said that it wasn’t up to him to decide whether he was better than a year ago. [RDS]
  • Inside the locker room on the day St-Louis made his first speech as head coach. [The Athletic]
  • The Habs return from the all star break with a little bit more charge in their batteries. [La Presse]
  • Could Sean Monahan be a candidate for another Avalanche-Canadiens trade? [The Athletic]
  • A case for moving Josh Anderson before the deadline. [Daily Hive]
  • Ranking Kent Hughes’ five best transactions so far. [The Hockey Writers]
  • How much will the Canadiens pay winger Cole Caufield in his new contract? A lot, if recent NHL contracts are an indication. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Cayden Primeau strives for consistency amidst the Laval Rocket’s stretch run. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Learning more about Jordan Harris’s inspirations and influences. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Sean Farrell and Harvard return to the finals of the Beanpot. [RDS]
  • A ranking of the Habs top 10 current prospects. [The Hockey Writers]
  • The Canadiens’ youth sing the praises of the club’s newly revamped player development team. [Montreal Hockey Now]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Acquiring Vladimir Tarasenko gives the New York Rangers an immediate offensive boost. [The Athletic | Daily Faceoff]
  • With the Rangers ostensibly having already made their move, who is left in the running for Patrick Kane? [TSN]
  • Why has Jacob Markstrom’s performance fallen off a cliff? [Daily Faceoff]
  • ‘Keep it at 16 teams’: Why NHL players don’t want expanded playoffs. [ESPN]
  • The QMJHL has decided to take no disciplinary action against a Halifax Mooseheads player who allegedly speared a Gatineau Olympiques fan after a game. [La Presse]
  • Reviewing the file, a Western University law professor says that the first police investigation of the 2018 sexual assault allegations against members of the Canadian Junior National Team was “cursory at best.” [CBC]