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Monday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens x-factor, Alex Galchenyuk at centre.

Here are your daily links, including a Carey Price montage, fighting in the NHL, Zack Kassian, and more!

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Montreal Canadiens Links:

  • LNH Managing Editor, Arpon Basu, talks about the Habs x-factors this season. Alex Galchenyuk, the power-play, and the defensive pairings: []
  • Sportsnet did a nice little appreciation montage of Carey Price, check it out:
  • Let's take a look at the Montreal Canadiens season preview: []
  • ICYMI: Zack Kassian was involved in a car accident, but he's ok: [EOTP]
  • Tomas Fleischmann was signed to a one-year, $750,000 contact and left money on the table elsewhere because he wanted to play in Montreal, according to Renaud Lavoie:
  • After being sent back to Everett, Noah Juulsen made his presence known, and scored a howitzer from the point: [EOTP]
  • In IceCaps related news, Calin Wild, Jeff Brown, Jamal Watson and Ben Goss have been cut from the IceCaps:

Around the NHL and elsewhere:

  • Mike Babcock did a Q&A with MacLean's and talked about accountability and how he's going to fix the Maple Leafs problems: [MacLean's]
  • The Edmonton Oilers have placed goaltender Ben Scrivens on waivers, with the purpose of assignment to AHL Bakersfield:
  • The Arizona Coyotes have sent 2015 #3 overall pick Dylan Strome back to his junior team, the OHL Erie Otters: [Eye On Hockey]
  • Chicago Blackhawks forward Artemi Panarin is a wizard with the puck:
  • With hockey evolving the way it is, have we seen the last of enforcers in the league? [MacLean's]
  • Raffi Torres earned a match penalty for this gross hit on Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg:
  • The Oilers website wrote a nice piece on Connor McDavid, and his determination to make the NHL as a young child: []