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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Alex Galchenyuk needs more ice time

Here are your daily links, including a look at Galchenyuk's reduced ice time, Habs injury news, Alumni game information, an update to the NHL's drug-abuse program, and more!

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Montreal Canadiens headlines

  • Despite his ice time, Alex Galchenyuk is still playing great hockey. In order for him to produce more, he'll need to be given more ice time. [Metro]
  • Although you can't really replace Brendan Gallagher, someone has to take his spot. Who should it be? [EOTP]
  • P.K. Subban and John Tavares; from minor hockey to the NHL. [Hometown Hockey]
  • Jacques Demers unveiled the rosters for the Alumni game the day before the Winter Classic:
  • Habs goaltending prospect, Micheal McNiven, leads they way in our weekly prospect report. [EOTP]
  • Here is the statistical analysis of the Canadiens players after 20 games into the season. [RDS]
  • The secret to the Canadiens success? Aggressive defence. [CBC Montreal]
  • The Canadiens weathered the storm without Carey Price. [NHL]
  • Here's the Habs weekly overview, where they play the Rangers on Wednesday, and then have a home-and-home with the Devils on Friday and Saturday. [Canadiens]

Around the NHL and elsewhere:

  • NHL hall-of-famer, Brian Trottier, wrote a letter to his younger self, and you have to read it. [Players' Tribune]
  • The NHL will be adding to it's drug testing policies by the end of the season. [Part 1Part 2Part 3]
  • A cool moment as newly acquired Bruin, Landon Ferraro, was interviewed by his Dad, Ray Ferraro, in the 2nd intermission of the Leafs-Bruins game Monday night:
  • Former NHL player Shayne Stevenson has joined the lawsuit, this one on former Bruins head coach, Mike Milbury:
  • Blue Jackets GM thinks that progress is being made with the team under new head coach John Tortorella. [ESPN]
  • Flames d-man Kris Russell is incredibly overrated by most people. [SN]
  • Former NHL player, Ian White, was charged with weapon offences. [TSN]
  • A former junior player, Sam Berg, is taking the CHL to court. [The Walrus]
  • The guys from Hockey Wilderness wrote a good piece on fighting in hockey. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • There's lots of drama that seems to be going on in Winnipeg this season. [ESPN]