Thursday Habs Headlines: Phillip Danault among NHL’s elite faceoff men

Here are your daily links, including Danault’s significant contributions at the faceoff dot, Max Domi’s unique role, and more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Phillip Danault continues to impress with his faceoff skills. [Canadiens]
  • Max Domi’s “agitator” role with the Canadiens is one that has been rarely filled in recent years. [Athlétique]
  • Habs’ goalie prospect Cayden Primeau has been nominated for the Hobey Baker, along with his teammate, Jeremy Davies. [Northeastern]
  • ICYMI: Paul Byron publicly accepted responsibility for charging Panthers’ defenceman MacKenzie Weegar after receiving a three-game suspension from the league. [EOTP]
  • Josh Gorges, who announced his retirement this week, has fond memories of his time with the Habs, and teammates have fond memories of him, as well. [Canadiens]/
  • How many Mike and Ikes is a puck from Max Domi worth?/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The main players are emerging as the NHL trade deadline nears. [31 Thoughts]
  • Are there really players in the league who rack up points without helping their team win? [Raw Charge]
  • Larry Murphy can sympathize with Jake Gardiner. [CBC]
  • Pending UFA Matt Duchene doesn’t plan to let his contract be a “distraction” in the room. [TSN]
  • John Scott is thankfully okay after falling through the ice in Michigan over the weekend. [Second City Hockey]
  • Skaters and goalies shared the real dirty about what goes in “the dirty area” in front of the goaltender. [The Athletic]
  • The AHL is keeping this simple and classic for this year’s All Star Game./
  • Harrison Browne dropped the puck for the Hurricanes/Rangers game on Tuesday, which also marked the first time players have used Pride Tape on their sticks for a ceremonial puck drop. [Twitter]
  • The NHL and NHLPA have reached an agreement that there will not be a World Cup of Hockey in 2020. [NHL | NHLPA]/

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