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Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens could have a new general manager by the end of this upcoming week.

Will Josh Anderson play against the Arizona Coyotes on Monday?

The Dallas Stars are ramping up their efforts to move defenseman John Klingberg on the NHL Trade market.

That and more in the latest MHN Puck Links:

Montreal Canadiens

Numerous reports say the Montreal Canadiens have narrowed down their search for a new GM to three, though one and potentially the leading candidate isn’t sure he wants to leave his current job. (MHN)

All signs point towards Montreal Canadiens forward Josh Anderson playing his first game since Dec. 2 on Monday. (MHN)

National Hockey Now

The Dallas Stars are now seemingly hellbent on moving defenseman John Klingberg on the NHL trade market and the Boston Bruins are one of the numerous teams interested in the potential UFA rental. (Boston Hockey Now)

Speaking of the Bruins, head coach Bruce Cassidy told a great story about the influence current Calgary Flames head coach Darryl Sutter had on him when he played for the Indianapolis Ice for the 1989-90 season. (Calgary Hockey Now)

The New York Islanders lost Saturday but they have been getting better goaltending from a tandem that many expected to be one of the best in the NHL this season. (NYI Hockey Now)

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The Philadelphia Flyers could be getting a scoring infusion into their lineup in the form of Wade Allison. (Philly Hockey Now)

Vancouver Canucks and former Washington Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau on Caps star Alex Ovechkin: 

“He’s like the Hulk” (Washington Hockey Now

The Florida Panthers are a legit Stanley Cup contender and people are taking notice in Southern Florida. (Florida Hockey Now)

Evgeni Malkin was one of two players missing from practice for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Detroit Red Wings have been blessed with two rookie sensations in Lucas Raymond and Moritz Seider this season. (Detroit Hockey Now)

NHL

The Ottawa Senators may be out of the playoff race but in a 6-4 win over the Edmonton Oilers Saturday night, they showed that they’re not going to be an easy out in the second half of the season. (Sportsnet)

Speaking of the Oilers, they’re getting close to rock bottom lately. (Sportsnet)

Hall of fame puck scribe chimed in on his take of the plummeting Oilers. (NY Post)

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