Tuesday Habs Headlines: Strength in Numbers

Montreal’s depth is their super power, Weber’s 1,000th game approaches, Perry and Lehkonen celebrate milestones in style, Black History Month, COVID impact, and more in today’s links.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Canadiens’ depth has become their defining characteristic and strength. [Sportsnet]
  • The importance of depth for the Habs is the big reason Victor Mete is not available for trade. [Sportsnet]
  • It is no surprise that the Bell Centre ranks high in the list of best arenas in the NHL. [The Athletic]
  • Talking about the Captain as his 1,000th game approaches. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Corey Perry tallied his 800th point, and it was a beauty. [Twitter]/
  • Likewise, Artturi Lehkonen celebrated his 300th game in style. [Twitter]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • As Black History Month begins, the NHL announces content, including a documentary about Willie O’Ree. [NHL]
  • Tara Slone and Renee Hess of Black Girl Hockey talk about the importance of representation, and changing the culture of hockey. [Twitter]/
  • Hadiya Roderique talks about being a black woman in sports. [Sportsnet]
  • Thatcher Demko, healthcare worker Alim Somani, Connor McDavid, and Leon Draisaitl named the stars of the week. [Twitter]
  • With so many postponed games, there will eventually be some incredibly busy schedules. [TSN | NHL]
  • Arguments for pushing back the NHL draft. [The Athletic]
  • Marco Rossi’s recovery from COVID is going to keep him out of the season. [The Athletic]
  • The Capitals have come out of their COVID brush stronger than ever. [ESPN]
  • Several teams will be opening their arenas to fans, but they won’t be full, and the revenue brought in will be small — though helpful. [The Athletic]
  • The no-move request window is open, what that will mean for the Seattle Kraken, and how the same window shaped the inaugural Vegas Golden Knights roster. [TSN]
  • Tony DeAngelo will not play for the New York Rangers again. [TSN]
  • Frederik Andersen’s season is on an upswing after a rough beginning. [TSN]
  • Updates from the NWHL bubble. [Sportsnet]/

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