Monday Habs Headlines: Claude Julien can’t not play Jesperi Kotkaniemi

In today’s links Julien realizes how important it is to play Kotkaniemi, Flambo gives his Super Bowl prediction, and who will be the season’s top goal-scorer?

Montreal News and Notes

  • With the way Jesperi Kotkaniemi is playing, Claude Julien realizes it’s important to find him some ice time. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Brendan Gallagher and Paul Byron talk about their football pool, their favorite NFL team and their prediction for the Super Bowl LIII. [NHL]
  • Flambo also gave his Super Bowl prediction. [NHL]
  • Looks like Gallagher and Flambo have more than just football in common/
  • Sixty-eight years after playing his last game with the Canadiens, Gérard “Gerry” Plamondon still had the heart-warming CH tattooed on his heart. [Journal de Montreal]
  • It’s a three-way race for the team’s top goal-scorer by the end of the season. [Montreal Gazette]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • More than 13 years after finding himself at the centre of hockey’s most famous hazing incident, Akim Aliu is still fighting for his NHL dreams. [Sportsnet]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs and Auston Matthews are progressing towards new deal. [Sportsnet]
  • A look at former NHL Tony McKegney as part of the NHL’s celebration of Black History Month. [NHL]
  • The Boston Bruins shut out the Washington Capitals on Sunday to end a 14-game skid vs. the Capitals. [Sportsnet]/

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