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Friday Habs Headlines: Galchenyuk moving to centre

Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, with all the news from the Canadiens annual golf tournament, including an update on the next captain, Alex Galchenyuk making the transition to centre-ice, and more praise for Carey Price.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Speaking at the Canadiens annual golf tournament on Thursday, Marc Bergevin confirmed that Alex Galchenyuk is set to play centre this season. [RDS]
  • The GM also stated that the Habs will name their 29th captain in franchise history by the end of training camp. [TSN]
  • Geoff Molson also spoke at the tournament, saying that the Canadiens are looking to host an outdoor game. The Habs, of course, will compete in next year's Winter Classic in Foxborough:
  • Also at the golf tournament, P.K. Subban spoke about the importance of speaking french in Montreal and confirmed that he has been taking lessons. [RDS]
  • Max Pacioretty spoke to the media on Thursday as well, discussing not only the captaincy but also the injury that is expected to keep him out until October.
  • ESPN focused on the Habs in their "Most Important Player" series on Thursday, and to no one's surprise, the spotlight was on league MVP Carey Price. [ESPN]
  • Speaking of Price, the Canadiens' netminder found the miniature versions of his four awards in rough shape when they arrived at his doorstep. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Unfortunately, the Canadiens announced that the club's first-round pick back in June, Noah Juulsen, will not compete at rookie camp due to a concussion. [Twitter]
  • You can find even more quotes from the Habs golf tournament all in one place here on EOTP. [EOTP]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • There has been some confusion surrounding the World Cup of Hockey, which the NHL hopes can become the sport's premier best-on-best tournament. As it turns out, even those involved don't have all the details.  [Globe and Mail]
  • Three members of the Canadian National Women's Team, including Montreal Stars defender Catherine Ward, have announced their retirement. [La Presse | Twitter]
  • Siblings Tony and Cammi Granato discuss what it was like growing up as hockey players in the USA. [The Players Tribune]
  • Sabres' forward Ryan O'Reilly will have his next court date on October 1st regarding his ongoing impaired driving case. This marks the second time his court date has been pushed back. [TSN]
  • Travis Yost takes a look at which defensemen are best (and worst) at keeping opponents out of prime scoring areas. [TSN]
  • Don't Tell Me About Heart have created an easy-to-use graphical tool to show the effect individual players have on their team's projected performance. [Marvelapp]
  • Take a look at this impressive trick-shot from Jonathan Toews for Bauer Hockey. [YouTube]