Monday Habs Headlines: There’s still plenty of untapped offensive talent on this Canadiens roster

In today’s links, the Canadiens can still entertain fans in their final 35 games, Coffey hired by the Oilers, and the Vegas Golden Knights are on top of the hockey world.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • There isn’t much to look forward to as far as playoffs are concerned, but there’s still plenty of untapped offensive potential in the lineup that could at least make for an entertaining finish to the season. [Sportsnet]
  • Bill Clement recalls the time his Ottawa 67’s hosted an exhibition game against a fully-stacked Montreal Canadiens squad in 1968, which presented his first meeting with Jean Béliveau. [Ottawa Citizen]
  • A study last year found that heart rates of Canadiens fans could increase from 75 to 110% while watching the Habs, with previous studies linking big sporting events like NFL playoff games to increased risks of heart issues as well. [ABC]
  • Les Canadiennes split their weekend series with the Toronto Furies, having a nine-game winning streak snapped yesterday. [EOTP]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Jim Johannson, the general manager of USA Hockey, passed away at the age of 53 on Sunday. [ESPN]
  • As first reported by Bob McKenzie, Paul Coffey has officially been hired by the Edmonton Oilers, and will be responsible for skills development. [TSN]
  • Nathan MacKinnon has the Colorado Avalanche in a playoff spot, and he sits second in the NHL scoring race. He deserves serious consideration for the Hart Trophy as league MVP. [Mile High Hockey]
  • Ondrej Palat of the Tampa Bay Lightning is out indefinitely after being injured on Saturday night. [Raw Charge]
  • With a 5-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, the Vegas Golden Knights are now the best team in the NHL. [Knights On Ice]/

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