Saturday Habs Headlines: Tomas Plekanec now being targeted by several teams as one of few centres available

In todays links, a more calls about the Habs’ veteran centre, more praise for a rookie defenceman, all angles of yesterday’s convulted trade of Derick Brassard, and more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Several teams are phoning Marc Bergevin to talk about adding Tomas Plekanec:/
  • Noah Juulsen spoke about his NHL debut, stating he just stuck to what has worked for him in the AHL this season. []
  • After a strong start, Charles Hudon has been able to carry his stellar play throughout his rookie season, and tries to be the best player on the ice each game. [Radio Canada]
  • Antti Niemi has regained his confidence in Montreal. [RDS]
  • Karl Alzner is not happy with his performance in his first year with the Montreal Canadiens, and is hoping for much better next season. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Bars in Montreal are seeing fewer patrons with the Canadiens performing so poorly. [CBC]
  • Francis Baker wasn’t afraid to tell people what he thought, whether that was calling out the play of Canadiens netminder Gump Worsley or confronting Adolf Hitler face-to-face. [WBUR]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Steve Dangle revisits the convoluted trade that allowed the Ottawa Senators to draft Erik Karlsson in 2008. [Sportsnet]
  • The Senators were part of another complex trade yesterday, also involving the Vegas Golden Knights and Pittsburgh Penguins, that saw Derick Brassard, Ian Cole, and Ryan Reaves changing addresses, along with the swapping of several draft picks and prospects. [Silver Seven | Knights On Ice | PensBurgh]
  • Blake Wheeler is one of few players to put his political thoughts out in the open, making his voice be heard on the gun control debate. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • The women in the running for the Patty Kazmaier Award as the NCAA’s top player. [The Ice Garden]/

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