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Friday Habs Headlines: Why Martin St-Louis doesn’t like iPads on the bench

In today’s links, the Canadiens head coach explains his bench electronics policy, the Habs approach to the trade deadline, and Dmitry Orlov is Boston-bound.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Martin St-Louis has banned his players from looking at iPad footage on the bench outside of TV time-outs, saying “there’s a lot of stuff that happens during play that you should look at the game and understand.” [Sportsnet]
  • What do recent trade deadlines tell us about Montreal’s intentions in 2023? [Sportsnet]
  • Keeping it loose is a key component of the Canadiens’ rebuild. [Montreal Gazette]
  • From the realistic to the outlandish: Grading the feasibility of potential Montreal Canadiens trade deadline proposals. [Montreal Hockey Now]
  • Lucas Condotta, the positive leader. [Laval Rocket]
  • “If you told me during the summer, when I didn’t know I had a camp, I’d be playing in the AHL right now, I’d have to pinch myself,” says Laval’s John Parker-Jones. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Philippe Sauvé’s mentorship of Carey Price with the Hamilton Bulldogs shows why veteran presence is a vital part of an AHL team. [The Athletic]
  • Are the Canadiens hampered by a glut of sellers for this year’s Trade Deadline? [La Presse]
  • What could Evgenii Dadonov and Jonathan Drouin fetch on the market? [RDS]
  • Are Quebecers losing interest in the NHL? [Cult MTL]
  • Assistant coach Trevor Letowski will be one of three inaugural inductees into the Sarnia Sting Hall of Fame. [OHL]
  • “I couldn’t control my body”: Vinzenz Rohrer talks about his injury suffered in January. [Journal de Montreal]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • ICYMI: The Boston Bruins acquired defenseman Dmitry Orlov and forward Garnet Hathaway from the Washington Capitals on Thursday in exchange for forward Craig Smith and three draft choices. [TSN]
  • Grading the trade: the Bruins load up, the Capitals give up. [Daily Faceoff]
  • In a significant step toward creating a professional women’s league in 2023, the players of the PWHPA have organized a formal union and are negotiating a collective bargaining agreement with their investor group. [The Athletic]
  • Ten prospects who could be on the move at the deadline. [Daily Faceoff]
  • Mikko Rantanen would welcome Jesse Puljujarvi to the Colorado Avalanche “with open arms”. [Daily Hive | Ilta-Sanomat (Suomi)]
  • Each passing day is further justifying goaltender Devon Levi’s decision to return to the NCAA for a second season. [RDS]
  • Jakob Chychrun will remain out of the lineup for all three of the Arizona Coyotes’ games before the NHL trade deadline. [Sportsnet]
  • The Ottawa Senators acquisition — and divestment — of Nikita Zaitsev offers an important lesson: ignore the term of a bad contract at your own peril. [TSN]
  • Projecting notable AHL prospects with Byron Bader. [The Hockey News (Podcast)]
  • Daniel Alfredsson declares that he wants a ‘meaningful role in hockey ops’ with the Senators. [The Athletic]