Wednesday Habs Headlines: Victor Mete rounding into form

In today’s links, Victor Mete is a hidden gem starting to gain polish, the Habs scout around the league as the Trade Deadline approaches, and Auston Matthews signs a five-year extension with the Maple Leafs.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Victor Mete is a hidden draft gem who’s rounding into form for the Habs. [Montreal Gazette]
  • As the trade deadline approaches, the Canadiens are keeping a close watch on the Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, and Dallas Stars. [Journal de Montreal]
  • The Canadiens have partnered with the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence to award bursaries to 29 student-athletes. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Cayden Primeau will aim for his second consecutive Beanpot championship next Monday. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Claude Julien has many options when it comes to constructing his fourth line. [Journal de Quebec]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Fresh from the centre of the universe: Auston Matthews has signed a 5-year, $58 million extension. [TSN]
  • The Matthews contract is a game-changer for the NHL. [31 Thoughts]
  • Stop worrying about the Toronto Maple Leafs salary cap situation - their core stars aren’t going anywhere. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Alex Ovechkin is the NHL’s all-time leading Russian-born point getter. [ESPN]
  • Does Don Cherry belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame? [CBC Sports]
  • Vancouver Canucks defenceman Alex Edler has been sidelined with a concussion. [ESPN]
  • Brock McGillis, a gay former hockey player, is fighting casual homophobia in the locker rooms and on the ice. [CBC]/

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