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Thursday Habs Headlines: Will the Canadiens be able to re-sign Dale Weise?

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league, including Dale Weise's hot start, Don Cherry's skepticism and less fighting in the NHL.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Winger Dale Weise will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season, and, judging by his performance thus far, should be commanding a pay raise this off-season. [Sportsnet]
  • The fine folks at Habs Lunch looked into the first line's scoring slump, while the crew on Habs breakfast focused on finding ways to boost Alex Galchenyuk's production. [TSN 690 | Habs LunchHabs Breakfast]
  • Speaking of Galchenyuk, he made a very generous donation:
  • Alzheimer's disease is slowly robbing Habs' legend Henri Richard of his ability to remember his family. [RDS]
  • The Canadiens' strong start to the season has not been enough to convince Don Cherry of their ability to contend for the Stanley Cup. [Sportsnet]
  • Check out how well Tomas Fleischmann performs on the latest Before/After Chucky challenge:

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • Though fighting has not left the game entirely, the NHL is seeing a significant decrease in the number of fights this season. [CBS Sports]
  • Domenic Galamini is the newest member of the Hamilton Bulldogs, having recently been hired to be the part of the junior team's analytics department:
  • The Detroit Red Wings' decision to draft Nicklas Lidstrom in the third round of the 1989 draft would go on to reward the team for the next 20 years. [ESPN]
  • Stuck in the ultra-competitive Central Division, the Winnipeg Jets will need to hold their ground against all but the Colorado Avalanche, if they hope to clinch a playoff berth. [Sportsnet]
  • In light of the reaction surrounding Connor McDavid's injury, here are five reasons why Edmonton Oilers fans should be optimistic. [Puck Daddy]
  • Team Canada got off to a great start at the 4 Nations Cup, beating Team Finland by a score of 2-0 in their first match. [TSN]