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Thursday Habs Links: Noah Juulsen hopes to crack the Team Canada WJC roster

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league, including why Gallagher is a legitimate first liner, Galchenyuk's bridge contract and phase two of NHL expansion.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Prospect Noah Juulsen shared his thoughts on being drafted by Montreal and how he plans to crack Team Canada's roster. [TSN]
  • The Montreal Canadiens have been perceived to lack a first line right winger, but Brendan Gallagher's underlying numbers indicate that he is just that. Entering his scoring prime, Gallagher may possibly put up 30 goals next season. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Take a look at how the Montreal Canadiens' predictable breakout schemes cost them dearly in the playoffs. The Tampa Bay Lightning in particular, focused on forcing Habs' defensemen into making more passes from behind the hashmarks. [Sportlogiq]
  • Alex Galchenyuk compares very favourably to the nine other young forwards who opted to sign bridge contracts with their respective clubs this offseason. [NHL] (French)
  • When defenseman Mathieu Schneider won the Stanley Cup with Montreal Canadiens in 1993, he did not expect it to be the only cup he would win throughout the rest of his NHL career. [TSN 690]
  • Fans looking forward to watching the Canadiens' live at the Bell Centre next season will have to save up a bit more, as the prices of season tickets are set to increase next year. [Global News]
  • The Brampton Beast have signed defenseman Francis Meilleur for the 2015-16 season. [ECHL]
  • Yeah, this is probably a bad idea. [@Fucale31]


Around The League and Elsewhere

  • Las Vegas and Quebec City have both been asked by the NHL to participate in the second phase of the expansion process. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Check out how popular hockey names have changed between 1925 to 2015! Also of note, how clever nicknames were back in 1925. [Sports Illustrated]
"...classic nicknames included Odie (Cleghorn), Smokey (Thomas, Harris), Punch (Broadbent), King (Clancy), Goldie (Prodger), Hap (Day), Hooley (Smith), Babe (Dye), Red (Green) and Shorty (Green)."
  • Though Connor McDavid and Andrew Wiggins may play different professional sports, neither player is immune to the similar expectations that accompany being selected first overall. [National Post]
  • Next season, Mike Cammalleri will be the first New Jersey Devil to wear the number 13 on his jersey. [The Score]
  • The Danish Ice Hockey Association will be partnering up with Infront Sports & Media to host the 2018 IIHF World Championships. The cities of Copenhagen and Herning will jointly host the tournament from 4-20 May 2018. [IIHF]
  • Watch as Evander Kane scores a pretty nifty goal! [@evander9kane]