Monday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens hope to be Stanley Cup contenders

Here are your daily links including the Habs’ status as contenders, Price continuing to keep us in awe, and Crosby tying Lemieux.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • According to USA today the Habs are performing like Stanley Cup contenders with Carey Price and Shea Weber already at MVP levels. [USA Today]
  • Looks like Price is all set as the Habs hit the road, heading off to sunny California./
  • In the latest episode of The Duel, Alexander Radulov and Andrew Shaw face off in Giant Bocce. []
  • The St. John’s IceCaps kicked off their six-game homestand with a series split against the Providence Bruins. [EOTP]
  • Mikhail Sergachev is looking pretty comfortable with the Windsor Spitfires. [Twitter]
  • Les Canadiennes snapped their two-game losing streak with an overtime winner by Caroline Ouellette. [EOTP]
  • Price being Price just never gets old./
  • Stu Cowan joins Montreal 690 to talk Alex Galchenyuk’s poor faceoff percentage, Charles Hudon’s injury, and the robbery of Artturi Lehkonen. [TSN]
  • Marc Bergevin attended his second Sharks game, sending the rumor mill into overdrive.  [Twitter]
  • Prospect Michael McNiven took a big step over the weekend./

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • In some surprising news, the Florida Panthers, currently two points back of a wild-card spot, fired head coach Gerard Gallant after their game on Sunday night. You can expect a lot more to be written on this subject in the coming days. [Twitter]
  • Sidney Crosby ties a record that is also held by Mario Lemieux. [PensBurgh]
  • Over 20,000 toys were tossed on the ice during the 22nd annual Brick Teddy Bear Toss, hosted by the Calgary Hitmen every year. [SN]
  • The ECHL has become a big jumping off point to the NHL. Along with over 600 players, careers have also taken off for referees, coaches, radio personalities, and trainers. [NHL]
  • Two black female hockey players of the NWHL take pride in being role model and mentor to young girls. [NY Times]/

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