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Saturday Habs Headlines: Mike Matheson’s rapid rise

In today’s links, the emergence of Matheson, what the players like most about Martin St-Louis, Lane Hutson’s season gets recognized, and the Flyers make a big decision.

NHL: MAR 07 Hurricanes at Canadiens Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Mike Matheson is quickly rising to stardom in Montreal. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • “There’s a reason behind everything he says and I think that’s the biggest, most important factor for us,” says Jake Allen about Martin St-Louis’s coaching style. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Rafaël Harvey-Pinard is fully aware of how rare it is for an AHL call-up to get an opportunity with the NHL team’s top centreman, and is making sure to take advantage of it. [TVA Sports]
  • With the regular season now complete, Lane Hutson has been named a Hockey East First Team All-Star [HockeyEastOnline]
  • Joshua Roy reflects on his World Juniors win and how it has helped him in the second half of the QMJHL season. []
  • Dealing with mental health issues, Ty Smilanic was inspired by Jonathan Drouin’s openness with his struggles, and continues to get advice from Rob Ramage. [TVA Sports]
  • A behind the scenes look at the skate-blade technology the Canadiens use:
  • The story behind some of the nicknames the Canadiens displayed ahead of Thursday’s game. [La Presse]
  • The Canadiens are holding a used equipment sale today:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The NHL argued that Steve Montador had been informed of the risks of repeated brain trauma in a court filing. [TSN | TVA]
  • The Philadelphia Flyers have fired general manager Chuck Fletcher and promoted Daniel Brière to interim GM. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • Mitch Marner feels a sense of closure after arrests were made in response to his carjacking incident from last May. [TSN]
  • The Boston Bruins can clinch their playoff spot tonight. []