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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Mike Matheson emerges as a leader

In today’s links, Matheson is starting to make his mark, there’s still time for personal highs for the Habs, Atlantic Division could heat up fast, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Mike Matheson has confirmed his place as a leader among the defensive group and could be a good successor of Jeff Petry. [RDS]
  • There have been 53 skaters used for the Canadiens since 2021-22, Matheson makes a huge difference when in the lineup, and an upcoming stretch against playoff teams. [RDS]
  • Matheson and Jake Allen share the honour of the Molson Cup for the month of February. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Suiting up with the Habs on Sunday night was a day that Frédéric Allard will remember forever. [Journal de Montreal]
  • As we start nearing the end of the 2022-23 season, there are still a few Canadiens’ who can set personal highs. [Journal de Montreal]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Four NHL storylines to keep an eye on during the final stretch of the regular season and into the Stanley Cup playoffs. [The Hockey News]
  • How many Canadian teams will make it to the post season? [TSN]
  • The Vancouver Canucks are a few key steps away from achieving promised defence adequacy. [Canucks Army]
  • More than 60 trades took place since the late January. How will those moves impact this year’s Cup contenders? [Sportsnet]
  • With the Tampa Bay Lightning recently losing their touch, the race to the playoffs in the Atlantic Division could get interesting very quickly. [TSN]