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Thursday Habs Headlines: What is next for the Canadiens?

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league, including why moving Galchenyuk to centre may cause issues, a heated debate about Habs' powerplay and relocating to Quebec City.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • NHL.com is running their annual 30 in 30 season preview series, and yesterday's focus was all on the Montreal Canadiens:
    • GM Marc Bergevin used the offseason to bring in two highly skilled but equally as inconsistent forwards to help spark Montreal's offense. [NHL]
    • There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the Canadiens next season and at least ten of those reasons include Carey Price. [NHL]
    • Moving Alex Galchenyuk to centre may cause more problems for the Canadiens, than it solves. [NHL] (French)
    • Check out the top five prospects in the Habs' prospect pool! [NHL]
  • So what seems to be ailing Montreal's powerplay, a lack of skill or a lack of proper coaching? Listen in as Conor McKenna and Martin Lemay get into a highly entertaining debate over this issue and more. [TSN 690]
  • To put in perspective how spectacular Carey Price's performance in net was last season, no other Canadiens' goaltender in history had achieved what Price did before. [Sportsnet]
  • How successful at drafting have the Montreal Canadiens been in comparison to the rest of the league since 2000? [tifubyjoiningreddit]
  • It is great to see Habs' fans helping other Habs' fans! Kudos to Tom Hedican for going out of his way to boost Mike Walker's spirits, after Walker lost his home to a fire. [Bay Today]
  • The St.John's IceCaps have signed defenseman Travis Brown. Brown put up 18 goals and 57 points in 71 games with the Victoria Royals of the WHL last year. [IceCaps]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • If Quebec City does not land an expansion team, will it be getting a relocated franchise instead? [Puck Daddy]
  • Here is a firmly tongue in cheek article on why overpaying for intangibles is worth every penny. [The Leafs Nation]
  • In honour of National Dog Day, check out the best photos tweeted out yesterday by NHLers and their furry four-legged friends. [Sportsnet]
  • Daniel Carcillo seems ready to mull over life after hockey. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The Calgary Flames' new arena proposal is yet another example of why spending public funds on private arenas, are not in the best interest of the public. [National Post]
  • This has to be the best rebrand ever: