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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Michel Therrien looks forward to coaching Alex Semin

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league, including Therrien's outlook, Pacioretty's rehab and looking into the Mike Richards situation.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Michel Therrien defended the style of play employed by the Canadiens, mentioning that the team plays both aggressively and responsibly. [Le Journal de Montréal] (French)
  • Michel Therrien also sees newly signed Alexander Semin as a "nice challenge" and believes that the Canadiens' dressing room culture will assist him in bringing out the best in the Russian forward. [NHL]
  • Having gotten away from hockey for a little while, Michel Therrien is ready to start preparing for another season behind the Habs' bench. [Canadiens]
  • In typical Canadiens' fashion, Therrien gave a very diplomatic answer when asked about whether Alex Galchenyuk will play centre next season. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Geoff Molson believes that the Montreal Canadiens are one of the best teams in the Eastern conference. He is also well aware of the heat Michel Therrien takes on social media. [Canadiens]
  • Here's a quick update on Max Pacioretty's knee. [@ESPNJoeyMac]
  • St. John's IceCaps' head coach Sylvain Lefebvre appreciates the support given to the team by local Newfoundland fans. [Le Journal de Montréal] (French)
"Ils se feront reconnaître dans la rue, a souligné Lefebvre. Terre-Neuve est une île, ne l’oublions pas. Ils ne peuvent donc pas aller bien loin! Ça les préparera pour le traitement qui est réservé aux joueurs à Montréal."
  • And happy belated birthday to the best dressed GM in the league! [@CanadiensMTL]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • Here's an in-depth look at the Mike Richards situation and what the LA Kings will argue when trying to justify the termination. [Forbes]
  • How do cognitive biases affect how hockey is being evaluated? [Own The Puck]
  • The fine folks over at Battle of Cali provide reasons for all the teams in the Atlantic and Metropolitan divisions, suck. [AtlanticMetropolitan]
  • The jersey designs for the Stadium Series game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Detroit Red Wings are...unique. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Scrivens family now has two professional goaltenders! [@NWHL_]