Thursday Habs Headlines: Canadiens have selling options at the deadline

Here are your daily links, including USA gold, the impending NHL trade deadline, and more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • No one is off-limits for the trade deadline, but a few candidates are more likely than others to be on their way out of Montreal. [Sportsnet]
  • A less-than-stellar season for Carey Price spelled disaster for the Canadiens, who currently don’t have the defence to cover an occasional bad game from the all-star goalie. [Montreal Gazette]
  • It didn’t take long for Jakub Jerabek to go from shutdown pair to healthy scratch, and now he’s been traded. [The Athletic]
  • Still out indefinitely, Shea Weber reportedly saw a specialist for his foot this week. [TSN]
  • ICYMI: The Habs recalled Charlie Lindgren and Noah Juulsen from Laval on Wednesday. [EOTP]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • After a thrilling final game, the USA women defeated Canada in a shootout for their first Olympic gold since 1998. [EOTP]
  • Sportsnet had a few “analytics experts” share their favorite trade targets as Monday’s trade deadline nears. [Sportsnet]
  • The Leafs had a laid-back practice on Wednesday, which included a few non-Canadians making good on international hockey bets. [Twitter]
  • There are many ways Erik Karlsson’s next few months could go, and Travis Yost broke down why he thinks an impending trade is the most likely. [Travis Yost]
  • With the Canucks not quite rebuilding, there is an argument that signing a current player in Erik Gudbranson was a better choice than trading him for potential future players. [Sportsnet]
  • The lack of NHLers at the Olympics reportedly made it much easier for the press to attend hockey games. [Twitter]
  • Columbus GM Jarmo Kekalainen shared some of his thought process going into the trade deadline. [Columbus Dispatch]/

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