Sunday Habs Headlines: Jeff Petry ranks among the top defencemen in the NHL

In today’s links, a multi-year analysis of the NHL’s best blue-liners, Kotkaniemi’s hockey education, retirement news, and Elias Pettersson’s growing reputation.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • A three-year analysis of several factors places Jeff Petry as the 13th-ranked defenceman in the NHL. [Sportsnet]
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s crash course in NHL hockey continues, with some veteran help from the Canadiens’ oldest player on faceoff strategy. [Montreal Gazette]
  • A look back at the career of Caroline Ouellette, and a look ahead at what her future holds. [Radio-Canada]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Former Canadiens prospect Simon Bourque has decided to retire from the game:/
  • Another player from that deal, Steve Mason, is considering following suit. [Sportsnet]
  • Roberto Luongo left Saturday’s game with a leg injury. []
  • Elias Pettersson is enjoying all the attention he’s receiving (which is only going to increase after he notched his third goal in two games last night. [TSN]/

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