Monday Habs Headlines: Bell Centre owners are seeking a tax break

Here are your daily links, including the Canadiens being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, Eller sticking up for Condon, Corsi differentials, a new duel, NHL prospect news, and more!

Montreal Canadiens links:

  • The Bell Centre owners are seeking a tax break, because they pay higher taxes than any other arena in the league. [MontrealGazette]
  • The Montreal Canadiens have been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, but are trying to end the season on a positive note. [NHL]
  • Carey Price's injury is still looming over the Canadiens awful season. [SN]
  • After a hot start, Canadiens d-man Joel Hanley is just enjoying the moment while he can. [LP]
  • After Saturday night's embarrassing loss to the New York Rangers, Lars Eller was sticking up for his goalie and saying they don't give him enough help. [JDM]
  • From an advanced side of things, check out Montreal's team Corsi differential this season. [GC]
  • Michael McCarron and Mike Brown go head-to-head in a new "transformers" duel:
  • Mac Bennett, Angelo Miceli, and Travis Brown were re-assigned to the Brampton Beast on Sunday, and newly signed d-man Tom Parisi was assigned to St. John's. [EOTP]
  • ICYMI: Here is your weekly dose of Canadiens comics. [EOTP]

Around the NHL and elsewhere:

  • Here's a great Q&A with Ray Ferraro and how he became a hockey player and his story. [TheStar]
  • The Senators gave some Syrian refugee children their first experience on skates. [Senators]
  • With his goal on Saturday night, Jaromir Jagr became the oldest player in NHL history to have a 25 goal season. [EOH]
  • The NHL playoffs are just around the corner, and the final wildcard spot races are heating up. [PuckDaddy]
  • Will the Predators be able to sign their top prospect Jimmy Vesey? [EOH]
  • How the St. Louis Blues has turned into a youth hockey hotbed full of top prospects. [THN]
  • Possible good injury news regarding Claude Giroux, after an awkward hit on Saturday night. [PHT]
  • Wisconsin is hiring Red Wings assistant coach Tony Granato to be their new head coach. [PuckDaddy]
  • For the first time in a while, the Penguins can count on a deep lineup and are ready to get things going in the playoffs this year. [NHL]

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