Friday Habs Headlines: Claude Julien “happy but not satisfied” with his defence

In today’s links, the head coach thinks the blue-line corps could still be improved, will the general manager be busy at the deadline, and is there anyone around the league that would fit the Habs?

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Claude Julien is “happy but not satisfied” with the Canadiens blue-line corps. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Brendan Gallagher is the motor that powers the Habs. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Will Marc Bergevin sit down at the table to play a hand or two this Trade Deadline? [Journal de Montreal]
  • Is the continued futility of the Canadiens’ power play causing the coaching staff to start trying random things? [Athlétique]
  • Could another Joel Armia-type deal be in the cards for a Habs team with ample cap space? [TSN (Video)]
  • Jordie Benn’s back-door saucer pass for Tomas Tatar’s game-winning goal is just another hallmark of the veteran blue-liner’s solid season. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • The Habs honoured some recently retired local guy before Thursday night’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers./

Around the league and elsewhere

  • “One of the best games ever,” an oral history of the Canada-United States gold medal game  in women’s hockey at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. [The Athletic]
  • Who are the buyers and sellers as we approach the Trade Deadline? []
  • Who are the best puck moving defencemen available at the deadline? [Sportsnet]
  • How do NHL teams decide whether to apply the “bust” label to their players? [The Athletic]
  • A look at the people behind the scenes that allow traded players to get to their new destinations without missing a beat — or a game. [The Athletic]
  • As we celebrate Black History Month, a look at a new wave of black players ready to make an impact in hockey. []
  • David Amber has seen a lot in his 20-year broadcasting career, including how hockey has become more diverse on and off the ice. [The Athletic]
  • John Tortorella’s comments about Anthony Duclair to the Montreal media are not going over well. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Washington Capitals fan Greg Christian finished his late wife’s dream of seeing the Caps play in every NHL arena. [NBC Sports (Video)]/

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