Saturday Habs Headlines: Is Montreal still a lock for Atlantic title?

Your daily links, including whether or not the Habs will win the division, more analysis of the Nesterov trade and its implications and more!

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Habs may still sit atop the division, but it’s worth asking if they’re still considered a lock to take the Atlantic. [TSN]
  • Another area where the Canadiens are number one is Twitter. [Global News]
  • Taking a look at the Nikita Nesterov deal, by the numbers. [Sportsnet]
  • As has been heavily speculated already, this latest trade by Marc Bergevin could help him set the stage for further transactions. [Sportsnet]
  • Craig Button gives the Habs an A, thanks in no small part to Shea Weber and Alexander Radulov. [TSN]
  • Paul Byron has come a long way since being claimed on waivers, and now he means so much more to the Canadiens. [FanRag Sports]
  • Carey Price likes to warm up by taking some shots, as it happens, he’s the new Boom Boom! [TSN]
  • “You can’t win the Stanley Cup in January,” says Carey Price. Good thing as February looms, he’s returning to elite form. [The Globe and Mail]
  • Chris Terry is not bothered by the juggling between AHL and NHL teams. [The Telegram]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Brent Burns is in whatever is beastier than beast mode - and should be seriously considered as an MVP candidate thus far. [The Washington Post]
  • Our pals at Raw Charge think the Nesterov trade might end up being a bad one for Tampa Bay. [Raw Charge]
  • Just like it could with Montreal, the trade could be the start of more action for the Lightning. [FanRag Sports]
  • Matt Duchene is open to being traded, so SBNation took a look at some realistic and some not-so-realistic possible destinations. [SBNation]
  • Darren Dreger joins the morning show with Conor McKenna and says trade prices should drop as the deadline gets closer. [TSN 690]
  • One season after being overwhelmed as Carey Price’s replacement, Mike Condon has been a core component of the Ottawa Senators’ success this year. [RDS]
  • Another former Hab, James Wisniewski, is hoping to kickstart a comeback with the Chicago Wolves. /
  • John Tortorella loves dogs, and his son’s pitbull needs taking care of, so Coach Torts is skipping All-Star Weekend to take care of Emma. [Deadspin]
  • In case you were wondering about the 21st century top hockey players. [Risto Pakarinen]/
  • Prince Edward Island looks to make a change in their legislation, which would help classify CHL players as amateurs. [TSN]/

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