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Thursday Habs Headlines: Alex Galchenyuk is thriving defensively at centre

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league, including Galchenyuk's solid start, grading the Canadiens and need to make new advanced stats more understandable.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Alex Galchenyuk's play thus far this season, should alleviate any concerns the coaching staff may have had regarding his defensive play. [Sportsnet]
  • Carey Price went down to an injury last night, the same that occurred in October versus the Oilers. [EOTP]
  • Check out this assessment of the performance of Montreal's defensemen, which grades their play over the first twenty games of this season. [RDS]
  • Nearly a quarter of the way into the season, check out the good and the bad and everything in between when it comes to the Canadiens. [Sportsnet]
  • GM Marc Bergevin will be staying put in Montreal, having signed a contract extension that will keep him with the team 2021-2022 season. [ESPN]
  • Marc Bergevin's contract extension has received a seal of approval from his fellow general managers across the league. [TSN]
  • Since his arrival in Montreal, Marc Bergevin has undeniably been the team's most valuable personnel. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Now that Brendan Gallagher will be out for the foreseeable future, how will the Canadiens go about replacing everything he brings to the Canadiens? [NHL]
  • The city of Montreal has embraced Max Pacioretty as the captain of the team and he is returning the sentiment though learning to speak French. [NY Times]
  • Both the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins have announced their respective Winter Classic alumni rosters. [NHL]
  • Wearing a Canadiens jersey may just have saved this hockey fan's life. [The Hamilton Spectator]
  • The Canadiens don't seem to have an issue with scoring goals anymore:
  • P.K. Subban has had an amazing start to the season:
  • Dale Weise is an absolute treasure on Twitter:
  • Elliott Price shares a take on Brendan Gallagher's injury, he's promised future takes as well! [Youtube]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • What should general managers be aware of, when they sign physical players to long term contracts? [Hockey-Graphs]
  • When presenting analytics, it is important to ensure that said analytics are understandable and not needlessly complicated. [NHL Numbers]
  • When covering hockey or any other sport, it is important to not let cognitive biases affect your work. [BSN Denver]
  • It seems like Adam Wylde is just a little bit unhappy with the fact that the Toronto Maple Leafs are no longer the most valuable franchise in the NHL. Just a little bit though. [Steve Dangle Podcast]
  • The NHL has announced that its chief operating officer John Collins will be leaving the league to pursue a new business opportunity. [NHLSportsnet]
  • The L.A. Kings have still not managed to sign Anze Kopitar to a new contract. What seems to be holding them back? [TSN]
  • New York Riveters' alternate captain Morgan Fritz-Ward shared her thoughts on the responsibilities that accompany captaincy and her hockey experiences. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Our very own Zeb was also back on a special edition of the Winging It In Motown radio show, discussing the Red Wings' european prospects! [Winging It In Motown]
  • Take a look at Medvescak Zagreb, one of the smallest teams in the KHL. [Aftonbladet]
  • Speaking of the KHL, they have announced a change: