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Canadiens Daily: Weber Shunning Fans? Devils Lose Hughes For Season

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Is Montreal Canadiens captain Shea Weber shunning Habs fans?

Brendan Gallagher is tired of Tim Stützle’s Oscar-worthy embellishment.

Would Montreal Canadiens centre Nick Suzuki be a No. 1 center on a current Stanley Cup contender?

That and more in the latest MHN Canadiens Daily:

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The Montreal Canadiens fell apart in the third period and lost 6-3 to the Ottawa Senators Tuesday.

After the game, Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher didn’t hold back on what he perceived to be embellishment again from Sens forward Tim Stützle.

Is Shea Weber, who is currently still the captain of the Montreal Canadiens, shunning the team and its fans?

Is Montreal Canadiens center Nick Suzuki a No. 1, or even a top 2 center on a current Stanley Cup contender? Former NHL head coach Guy Boucher doesn’t think so and at this very moment, I agree with him. However, in 2-3 years, I’d disagree.

All signs point to Martin St. Louis shedding the interim tag and becoming head coach of the Montreal Canadiens after this season but TSN Insider Darren Dreger cautioned Tuesday that it’s not officially a done deal yet.

National Hockey Now

BOS: Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk‘s trade value for the offseason is rising and rising.

NYI: New York Islanders goalie Ilya Sorokin has returned from a presumed head injury after missing four games.

Wash: The Washington Capitals held a players-only meeting to figure out why they’re not playing their brand of hockey right now.

Detroit: Please tell me that one of my favorite players growing up, Sergei Fedorov, isn’t a Vladimir Putin supporter. If so, he’s dead to me.

Colorado: The Colorado Avalanche have locked up defenceman Kurtis MacDermid to a two-year contract extension with an AAV of $987,500.

Vegas: If they can stay healthy, the Vegas Golden Knights defence may be the most lethal offensive blue line in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. …if they make the playoffs.

San Jose: The San Jose Sharks have signed defenceman Nick Cicek to an NHL contract.

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Vancouver: The Vancouver Canucks have been slow out of the gate too many times this season.

NHL

The Toronto Maple Leafs blew a 5-1 lead and lost 7-6 to the Florida Panthers in a barnburner.

The New Jersey Devils will be without leading scorer Jack Hughes for the rest of the season thanks to low-grade left MCL sprain suffered against the New York Islanders on Sunday.

Congrats to Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf on an amazing career. Getzlaf announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of this season.

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