Friday Habs Headlines: The odd decision to trade Jakub Jerabek

In today’s links, revisiting the Jerabek transaction, finding positives in Weber’s situation, notes from the women’s Gold Medal Game, NHL players getting involved in gun control debate, and more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • From a steady lineup spot to a lnegthy stint on the sidelines to traded to another team, the circumstances surrounding the Jakub Jerabek trade were odd. [RDS | Google Translate]
  • It seems he wasn’t expecting the move either:/
  • If you missed the news, Shea Weber will miss the rest of the season, while Carey Price is out indefinitely with a concussion. [EOTP | Weber | Price]
  • While it is a difficult situation for Weber, there can be a silver lining to the season-ending injury. [Sportsnet]
  • The Habs GM and his assitant took in the game between the New Jersey Devils and Minnesota Wild last night:/
  • Les Canadiennes draft pick Melodie Daoust was named the MVP of the Olympic women’s hockey tournament. [IIHF]
  • Marie-Philip Poulin is already focused on 2022:/

They say true success is found in the journey and not the destination. And so even though we were not able to bring home the Gold this time, the journey with this team has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. To my beloved teamates, i am proud to stand beside you today and there is no one else i would have put it all on the line with. Together we have built a foundation that will serve us for years to come. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for us. We fought until the very end. We left it all out on the ice. I am proud to be Canadian, and grateful for all the love and support. To all of those who tuned in and supported our journey, you are a huge part of making this all worth while for us. Thank you and we will be back.

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Around the league and elsewhere

  • Roberto Luongo, who lives in the Parkland area where the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting took place, addressed the crowd ahead of last night’s Florida Panthers game:/
  • Blake Wheeler is adding his voice to the campaign to change the US gun laws after the tragedy. [Winnipeg Sun]
  • 2017’s first overall pick is quietly putting together a great season outside the spotlight. [All About The Jersey]
  • Amanda Kessel won women’s hockey gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics, much to the delight of her sibling. []
  • Jocelyne Larocque apologized for removing her silver medal after the Gold Medal Game [Bruce Arthur]/

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