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Sunday Habs Links: Does Alex Galchenyuk belong at centre?

Here are your daily links, including an analysis of the Habs under Michel Therrien, Marc Bergevin's comments about Alex Galchenyuk playing centre, Michael McCarron and the Oshawa Generals winning the OHL championship, and more.

Apr 17, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk (27) takes a breather during an intermission in the third period of game two of the first round of the the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit:
Apr 17, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk (27) takes a breather during an intermission in the third period of game two of the first round of the the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit:
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Montreal Canadiens

  • Can the Canadiens win with Michel Therrien? The answer is a pretty scathing no. [Sportsnet]

The only thing that has really improved under Therrien is shooting percentage at even-strength. In the three years before the current coach was hired, Montreal’s shooting percentage was better than that of just three teams: the Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils. Under Therrien, it’s been just a touch above the NHL average.

  • See the full clip of Marc Bergevin discussing why Alex Galchenyuk should be kept away from centre, which does raise questions about who they plan to put there instead. [TSN]

  • "Between now and July 1, Jeff Petry will become more powerful with each passing day." - Petry is one of the best free agents of the season, and GM's offers can only increase in value as time goes by. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Oshawa Generals have eliminated the Erie Otters (a.k.a Connor McDavid and his twenty or so disciples) to clinch the Ontario Hockey League championship. Habs prospect Michael McCarron chipped in: [Puck Daddy]

  • Goodbye, Mike Weaver.