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Saturday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens need to be patient with Galchenyuk and Pacioretty

Your daily dose of all thinks Habs, including the debate over the new first line, Charles Hudon's first NHL game, Daniel Audette's great performance, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Dan Robertson thinks the Habs should be patient with the Alex Galchenyuk - Max Pacioretty experiment [TSN 690]
  • Charles Hudon was all smiles after his first NHL game. He took to Twitter to express his appreciation towards those that helped him make it. [Twitter]
  • Daniel Audette had a great game against Detroit, scoring a goal and adding three assists. It was his first goal since he returned from injury. [Twitter]
  • If the Canadiens lose tonight, it will be the first time they lose five straight games in four years. [JdM]
  • There are five new members of the QJMHL Hall of Fame, and two of them played for the Canadiens. [QMJHL]
  • Brendan Gallagher is hoping the Let It Go cover is the break he needs for his singing career. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Patrick Burke isn't a big fan of the lazy criticism directed towards the NHL's department of Player Safety. [PHT]
  • Rogers' early-season ratings are way down this season. [G&M]
  • Despite not being an overly flashing defenceman, here's what makes Alexey Marchenko so good [WiiM]
  • Logan Couture is out of action after he had to undergo surgery for an arterial bleed. [Puck Daddy]
  • Somehow, Jordan Tootoo accidentally flipped himself into the empty space between the two benches, and the Devils got called for too many men on the ice. [Eye on Hockey]