Saturday Habs Headlines: Has Max Pacioretty lost his scoring touch?

In today’s links, a look at Pacioretty’s shooting, Shaw trade speculation ramps up, Mete returns, and the Habs-Bruins rivalry is all the rage.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Has Max Pacioretty lost his scoring touch? [RDS]
  • Tomas Plekanec has enjoyed playing in Montreal, and would like to stick around with the Canadiens. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Andrew Shaw joins the list of Canadiens players being mentioned as potential trade assets. [TSN]
  • Should the Canadiens opt to trade assets with their future success in mind, they have a good opportunity to make it a short retool. [Sportsnet]
  • Victor Mete was back at practice yesterday, and looks to be in the lineup for tonight’s game versus the Boston Bruins. []
  • The rinks are alive with the smell of burning rubber. Carey Price and many other goaltenders discuss the phenomenon created from pucks glancing off them at high velocity. []
  • Coming off their bye weeks, the Habs and Bruins will be well rested for the first instalment of the rivalry this season. [National Post]
  • With the Bruins surging and the Habs struggling, the time is ripe for them to maybe, potentially, possibly beat them in a game. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • EOTP’s Scott Matla spoke about the state of the Habs with SB Nation’s Bruins site. [SCoC]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The New York Islanders should act now, rather than waiting for the trade deadline, to address their shortcomings. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • After a few false alarms, there’s still no stopping the offence of a 32-year-old Alex Ovechkin. [The Ringer]
  • The Carolina Hurricanes wrote a letter to the fanbase after the sale of the team. [Twitter]
  • Highlights from the press conference announcing the event, with comments from the new owner as well as Gary Bettman. [Canes Country]
  • Andrew Cogliano has been signed to a three-year contract extension by th Anaheim Ducks. [Anaheim Calling]
  • Victor Hedman will be out of the Tampa Bay Lightning lineup for three-to-six weeks while recovering from a knee injury. [Raw Charge]
  • Invesitgating how the Andrew Ladd trade — one of the onlt trades the Winnpeg Jets have made — has got the team to this point. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Sweden has unveiled its women’s team for the Olympics [Svenska Ishockey]/

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