Thursday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens’ biggest need at the deadline

Here are your daily links, including who the Habs may target for playoff help, the benefit of Price slumping now, and the joy Radulov brings to the team.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Martin Lemay believes Max Pacioretty could be Montreal’s mid-season MVP. [TSN 690]
  • Does the shutout jinx exist? That depends, do you believe in magical tiger-repelling rocks? In that case, maybe. [TSN 690]
  • Marc Dumont joined Elliott Price on Sportsnet Tonight, discussing some trade options the Habs may have, and whether they need more help at forward or on the blue-line. [iTunes]
  • The Habs dropped two spots in Sportsnet’s power rankings this week, while Luke Fox declares Patrick Roy the greatest player in the Habs’ post-expansion history. [SN]
  • In case you missed it, Muller’s creativity is helping the Habs during the power play, although he may have borrowed some techniques from the movies. [SN]
  • Alex Galchenyuk did not practice with the team yesterday, although David Desharnais appears close to a return after taking some rushes on the fourth line. [EOTP]
  • For Pacioretty, hockey is a family affair. [Gazette]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Five For Howling’s Sarah Hall shared her story as part of Bell Lets Talk, discussing how hockey helps her deal with anxiety. [SCOC]
  • Halifax Mooseheads forward Nico Hischier is drawing a lot of attention from NHL scouts this year, which is unsurprising when you see how he measures up to previous Mooseheads greats. [Halifax Mooseheads]
  • Speaking of Hischier, you can see where he - and others - wind up in SB Nation’s first 2017 NHL mock draft. [SBN]
  • In trying to understand the struggles of the Winnipeg Jets, it’s helpful to look at the ways in which they remain similar to the former Atlanta Thrashers. [AIH]
  • Vice Sports has taken on the task of ranking the greatest players the NHL has seen over the past fifty years. [Vice Sports]/

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