Montreal Canadiens News and Notes
- As the Canadiens continue to struggle to generate offence, is it time for Michel Therrien to consider giving Alex Galchenyuk more ice time? The young centre leads the team in points per 60 minutes, despite his limited usage. [TVA]
- Former coach Guy Carbonneau believes the Canadiens are currently playing in a way reminiscent of the play that eventually compelled management to relieve him of his head coaching duties. [TSN 690]
- This year, no one has been more valuable to the Montreal Canadiens than their goaltender Carey Price. From trade bait to league MVP, Price has matured into his role and leads this team by example. [La Presse]
- Though the Habs haven't given us much to be happy about over the last few games, try to get into the holiday spirit with the team's famous torch! [Canadiens]
- Losing Brendan Gallagher has been a big blow for the Canadiens.
Using relative Corsi% as weight for injured players, Datsyuk and Gallagher rank 1-2 in injury impact (IIT-cfrel metric) to their team— Man-Games Lost NHL (@ManGamesLostNHL) December 23, 2015
- A former member of the Canadiens will be representing Team Canada at the Spengler Cup.
- Watch as the players on the St. John's IceCaps remember their favourite Christmas gifts!
Around The League and Elsewhere
- Hayley Wickenheiser has been the face of women's hockey in Canada, and the six-time Olympian has no plans on stopping anytime soon. Wickenheiser has her sights set on representing her country at the 2018 Winter Olympics. [Globe and Mail]
- Team Sweden's world junior team was on the receiving end of some bad news concerning defenseman Sebastian Aho. [World Junior 2016]
- Three of the Nashville Predators' Swedish players are adapting to life in North America by sticking together. [Tennessean]
- Can you guess the unlikely connection that exists between Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin and US National Under-18 prospect Graham McPhee? [USA Hockey NTDP]
- Check out the 15 Hockey personalities who helped shape 2015! And yes, there are a couple Canadiens players on that list. [NHL]