Thursday Habs Headlines: What could be the return for Max Pacioretty at the trade deadline?

Here are your daily links, including Pacioretty’s potential trade value, the 60th anniversary of Willie O’Ree’s first NHL game, and more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • If the Habs are sellers at the deadline, they could get a significant return on Max Pacioretty. [Sportsnet]
  • The Habs and Boston Bruins honoured Wille O’Ree on Wednesday night to celebrate the 60th anniversary of his first NHL game. [Canadiens]/
  • Several Canadiens remain atop TSN’s Trade Bait board, including Alex Galchenyuk and Andrew Shaw. [TSN]
  • Shaw recently got to know “wannabe movie star” Galchenyuk a little better. [Canadiens]
  • Claude Julien received a warm welcome in his return to Boston on Wednesday night./

Around the league and elsewhere

  • South Korea and North Korea have reached an agreement to join forces in this year’s Winter Olympics, and if the venture is approved by the IOC, they plan to include a women’s ice hockey team. [TSN]
  • Former Canadien Jarred Tinordi is thriving in the AHL. [The Athletic]
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets claimed Jussi Jokinen on Wednesday after he was waived by the LA Kings. [TSN]
  • Jett Woo of the Moose Jaw Warriors hopes to follow in the footsteps of his teammate Josh Brook, who was drafted by the Canadiens in 2017. [NHL]
  • The New York Rangers, along with many other teams, are beginning to struggle with the reality that they need multiple high draft picks to succeed in the modern NHL. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Scotty Bowman clarified on Wednesday that Chicago goalie Corey Crawford is suffering from post-concussion syndrome, not vertigo as reported earlier in the week. [Sportsnet]
  • Even 60 years after his NHL debut, Willie O’Ree continues to make a positive impact in the league, as well as the entire hockey community. [NHL]
  • The Washington Capitals revealed their jerseys for the 2018 Stadium Series./

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