Saturday Habs Headlines: Tomas Plekanec climbs all-time franchise list

Your daily links, including Plekanec’s move up the all time list, Price has pundits and fans worried, and some Habs prospects are hot

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The turtleneck assassin has been hot for the Habs, and he’s passed another legend in the all-time list. [Andrew Zadarnowski]/
  • Bob McKenzie feels that a loss is a loss, and a blowout like the Habs suffered on Thursday night shouldn’t mean more than any other L. [TSN 690]
  • Carey Price’s 2010 “chill out” mantra could be brought back to life after a listless performance in Minnesota. [Journal de Montréal]
  • If Price is feeling the effects of fatigue this early in the season, it’s a worrying sign for Montreal. [Sportsnet]
  • David Desharnais will be returning from injury soon, and his most loyal supporters better make the most of it, in case this is his last year with the Canadiens. [Ici Radio-Canada]
  • It’s midway through the current season, so it’s time to take a look at where Montreal stands. [RDS]
  • If you don’t know what to make of this week’s NFL playoff matchups, look to Habs forwards Torrey Mitchell and Brian Flynn for their opinions. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Habs prospect Noah Juulsen is back with his WHL team, and the Silvertips are happy about it. [Everett Silvertips]/
  • Another draft pick in the Habs family, Daniel Audette, is satisfied with the progress he’s made so far. [RDS]
  • Since being cut by Team Canada heading into the World Juniors, Michael McNiven has been outstanding - guess he doesn’t like being snubbed. [Journal de Montréal]
  • Marie-Philip Poulin accepted the All Star stick trick challenge, and wants to know what Jonathan Toews thinks of her skills. We think he’ll be impressed. [Marie-Philip Poulin]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The Tampa Bay Lightning have retired Martin St. Louis’ number in a ceremony honouring one of the franchise’s most important players. [La Presse]
  • In the same week as Alex Ovechkin’s memorable 1,000th point, John Tavares has notched his 500th. [NHL]
  • Meanwhile, Captain Serious, Jonathan Toews, is on pace for career lows this year. [Sportsnet]
  • The Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche traded forwards during what has been a quiet pre-trade-deadline lull. [NHL]
  • It’s more important to be happy than to be right; with so much focus on who’s better between Laine and Matthews, it’s important to remember to enjoy the show. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Speaking of Patrik Laine, make sure to invite him to your birthday party, as he just may come visit you. [The Score]
  • Detective Steven McDonald is a special person, and he was special to the New York Rangers and their fans. After his passing this Tuesday, the Rangers gave him one final touching tribute. [NHL]
  • At this year’s hats on for healthcare, the winner was unanimous. [Windsor Spitfires]/
  • Check out the latest episode of the Puck Drop podcast, with guest Ziga Jeglic. [EOTP]
  • Team Canada icon Hayley Wickenheiser is retiring from international competition, and will surely be headed to the Hockey Hall of Fame. [Global News]
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning won the internet on Thursday when they set off the trend of sports teams roasting the Los Angeles Chargers’ new logo. [San Diego Union-Tribune]/

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