Tuesday Habs Headlines: A long bye week for Michel Therrien

Your daily links, including the Habs’ coach under the microscope, Carey Price not being Carey Price, trade deadline talk, women’s hockey news and more.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Marc Dumont joined the Morning Show to talk about Michel Therrien’s woes with the Canadiens, and whether or not it’s time to panic. [TSN 690]
  • It’s hard, when things are going the way they have been for the Habs, to see the coach survive this lull, and that’s indeed the hot topic among pundits. [Sportsnet]
  • The time may be now to make the decision to forge ahead with Therrien or make a change. [The Score]
  • With his name being closely discussed as being on the hot seat, this bye week break surely won’t be relaxing for Michel Therrien. [RDS]
  • Brendan Gallagher doesn’t plan to stay off the ice during the break, that’s for sure. [TSN 690]
  • Michael McNiven is putting up insane numbers over the last three months. [Mitch Brown]/
  • Elliotte Friedman joins the growing group of people who believe something is off with Carey Price, and this is the root of the team’s issues. [Fanrag Sports]
  • Others feel that this is a team sport and the Habs are failing as a team. [La Presse]
  • Now, perhaps more than usual, it’s important to focus on things the Canadiens are doing exceptionally well, even if it means looking outside the rink. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • History seems to indicate that Marc Bergevin will pull the trigger before March 1st. [TSN 690]
  • Meanwhile in the ECHL, the Habs’ farm team Brampton Beast are on a roll. /
  • Former Habs forward Louis Leblanc is off to a good start towards a new career. [TVA Sports]
  • Women’s hockey players still need to have jobs to pay the bills, and Emilie Bocchia is finding the balance between her job at Saputo and her duty with Les Canadiennes. [The Link]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • A case can be made that the Vancouver Canucks should trade both Sedins. [Puck Daddy]
  • If Michel Therrien is feeling the heat, he shouldn’t be alone - not by a long shot. Here’s why every single team should fire their coach. [The Wall Street Journal]
  • Moving to a 3-point win system could hold the key to increasing excitement and removing the veil of false parity. [Chicago Sun Times]
  • Happy Valentine’s Day! Did you forget a card? No problem, you can send one of these! [SBNation]
  • The CWHL announced a partnership with the NHLPA at their All-Star Game. Here’s what it means for the women’s league. [The Ice Garden]
  • Meet Fatima Al Ali, the UAE hockey pioneer who loves Alex Ovechkin. [The National]/

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