Friday Habs Headlines: How will the Montreal Canadiens fare in a potential Max Pacioretty trade?

In today’s links, examining what the Canadiens’ GM could obtain for the captain, Laval sends two to the AHL ASG, and Greg Pateryn and Mark Barberio are having outstanding seasons.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • How will Marc Bergevin handle the prospect of trading Max Pacioretty? [TSN - Video]
  • Why can’t the Habs score? [TSN - Video]
  • Nikita Scherbak opens up on moving to North America, Russian hockey politics, and his current state of mind. [The Athletic]
  • ICYMI: Matt Taormina and Chris Terry of the Laval Rocket are AHL All-Stars. [EOTP]
  • Artturi Lehkonen has a chance to use his native language once again with the arrival of Antti Niemi. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Cayden Primeau is your Hockey East December Rookie of the Month. [College Hockey Inc.]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Greg Pateryn and Mark Barberio are both thriving in their new locations, showcasing some of the best shot-prevention statistics of their careers. [TSN]
  • The Washington Capitals could reunite T.J. Oshie with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom to get the slumping winger going. [Washington Post]
  • Speaking of the Great 8, the Capitals star is on pace for yet another 50-goal season at age 32. [TSN]
  • Anthony Duclair has requested a trade from the Arizona Coyotes. [TSN]
  • Angelo Esposito was once a darling prospect before injuries derailed his career. What’s he up to now? [Sporting News]
  • Five Tampa Bay Lightning prospects were in action on Semi-Final Thursday at the World Junior Hockey Championships. [Raw Charge]
  • The New York Islanders have signed surprise late bloomer defenceman Scott Mayfield for five years. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • With the trade deadline not too far away, talk is starting to heat up... [The Athletic]
  • Elliotte Friedman has more on the trade deadline in his 31 Thoughts. [Sportsnet]
  • A cluster analysis of goal scorers - trying to identify common characteristics that they share. [Hockey Graphs]/

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