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Saturday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens are on track to building a Cup winner – but maybe not this year

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Montreal Canadiens have a base that is starting to feel like 1993, even if it doesn’t happen this season. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Could the Montreal Canadiens add a scorer at the Trade Deadline? Here’s a look at some trades ESPN thinks should happen, including one for the Canadiens [ESPN]
  • Max Domi could be following in Jean Beliveau and Maurice Richard’s footsteps… by leading the team in scoring and penalty minutes [Journal de Montreal]
  • Mike Babcock, who coached Tomas Tatar in Detroit, praises the Habs’ forward. [Journal de Montreal]
  • In case you missed it, we talked to the first black player to join the Canadiens organization, Mike McKegney. [EOTP]
  • Brendan Gallagher is as reliable as the burger he chose to eat in a scouting visit with the Canadiens. On his path to the Canadiens: [The Athletic]
  • Les Canadiennes’ have started their annual online auction to raise funds for a Montreal breast cancer clinic. More things will be at their game on Saturday at Place Bell. [eBay]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Columbus Blue Jackets traded for Ottawa Senators forward Matt Duchene yesterday [The Cannon]
  • The move showed that the Blue Jackets are serious about winning. []
  • The Washington Capitals traded for Nick Jensen from the Detroit Red Wings and then signed him to an extension. [Japers’ Rink]
  • Every NHL team has a player who’s underappreciated. [Nucks Misconduct]
  • Connor McDavid was suspended two games by the NHL. [Copper and Blue]
  • The CWHLPA has announced a partnership to help market their players and their ventures/

  • Innovations have allowed the NHL to hold outdoor games almost anywhere. [Sportsnet]
  • The Islanders may have lost John Tavares, but Barry Trotz has them even better than they were. [The Athletic]/

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