Wednesday Habs Headlines: Nicolas Deslauriers’s role in the comeback win in Boston

In today’s links, how Nicolas Deslauriers’s fight sparked the Habs’ bench en route to a 3-2 win in Beantown, wondering who the best Habs prospect is, and more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Nicolas Deslauriers’s fight gave the team a spark, said members of the Habs after their win over the Boston Bruins. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Who is the best Canadiens prospect? [La Presse]
  • Big things are yet to come for Cayden Primeau, says his longtime goalie coach Chris Kanaly. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Carey Price was in the zone Monday night against the Bruins. [The Athletic]
  • Josh Gorges, who retired on Monday, says that he “will never forget Montreal.” [RDS]
  • Paul Byron, #10YearChallenge./

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Corey Pronman provides his midseason rankings for prospects who are part of NHL organizations. [The Athletic]
  • While Craig Button gives us his top 50 NHL-affiliated prospects. [TSN]
  • Sergei Bobrovsky’s camp apparently told the Columbus Blue Jackets months ago that they would waive the goaltender’s no-trade clause if the right deal came around. [The Athletic]
  • When a coach says their team isn’t working hard enough, they’re not actually talking about players not trying, says Justin Bourne. [The Athletic]
  • The Carolina Hurricanes are a team to watch as the trade deadline approaches... [ProHockeyTalk]
  • ... as are the Anaheim Ducks. [The Athletic]
  • Brandon Pirri’s journey from training camp cut to fan favourite. [ESPN]
  • Reflecting on Rick Nash’s tenure as a New York Ranger. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Forecasting Team Finland’s roster for the 2020 World Cup of Hockey. [The Athletic]
  • Jiri Sekac, currently third in KHL scoring, isn’t about to let his pace slack because he’s spending the holidays away from home. [KHL.en]/

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