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Friday Habs Headlines: Looking local

In today’s links, the Canadiens are seeing a resurgence of Quebec-born players in their ranks, Martin St-Louis talks about his team’s injury woes, and the Ottawa Senators might soon find new ownership.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Canadiens are seeing a resurgence of Quebec-born talent. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Martin St-Louis has moved gameday morning skates to the Bell Centre, thinking that it helps players set themselves into a different mindset. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The head coach also discussed the frustrations associated with a seemingly endless stream of injuries. [Montreal Hockey Now]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The age old question: How much does size matter when trying to win the Stanley Cup? Part 1 of an upcoming series. [Daily Faceoff]
  • Are there ways to prevent teams from tanking by disincentivizing losing? [The Hockey News]
  • The Winnipeg Jets’s nightly dependence on goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is staggering. [TSN]
  • Kirill Kaprizov will miss the next three-to-four weeks after he was forced out of Wednesday’s win over the Jets with a lower-body injury. [Sportsnet]
  • From Erik Karlsson to J.T. Miller to Josh Gibson: What’s next for the big NHL names who weren’t traded at the deadline? [The Athletic]
  • What happens after an NHL trade? Inside the ‘whirlwind’ of logistics, from pickup to per diems. [The Athletic]
  • 2013 NHL draft do-over: Picking 1-30 ten years later. [ESPN]
  • The top 10 CHL free agents... [Daily Faceoff]
  • ...and the top 10 NCAA free agents. [Daily Faceoff]
  • The Ottawa Senators reportedly have nine parties interested in purchasing the team, with some of the bids valuing the team at more than $900 million. [Sportsnet]
  • Captain Marie-Philip Poulin will lead an experienced squad when Canada seeks its third straight women’s world hockey title next month. [TSN]