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Saturday Habs Headlines: Alex Galchenyuk is a more productive player at centre

Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including the difference in Alex Galchenyuk's game at wing and centre, P.K. Subban's new mentor, and the continuation of the blame game in Montreal.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • While the Canadiens seem to prefer moving Alex Galchenyuk back to the wing, the American has been a much more productive contributor at centre. [RDS]
  • P.K. Subban has been establishing ties with basketball great Kobe Bryant as a possible new mentor. [TSN]
  • TSN 690 has had much to discuss regarding the Habs as of late, and there's a lot of blame to be passed around. The faults of Michel Therrien and Marc Bergevin are discussed in the Scrum. [690]
  • The Habs' unheralded hero, from Pensburgh's series, is Lars Eller! Included is a run-down of Eller's contributions, as well as other underrated performers from around the Atlantic Division. [Pensburgh]
  • Despite many members of the Canadiens taking the blame for recent struggles, nobody seems to be stepping up. [JDM]
  • With All-Star weekend getting underway, John Scott has arrived to much fan-fare in Nashville. [ESPN]
  • Subban has shared his thoughts on Scott:
  • Check out the Montreal Canadiennes breast cancer ribbon-themed goalie mask, which will be up for auction. [Twitter]
  • Defenseman Dalton Thrower has been reassigned to the Brampton Beast of the ECHL. [The Telegram]
  • In hopes of keeping things positive, a group of Montreal students are trying to bring on a wave of love. [CJAD]
  • The SHL's Malmo Redhawks are hoping to add current St. John's Ice Cap blue-liner Victor Bartley to the fold as they hope to qualify for playoffs. [Expressen (Swedish)]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The NHL trade deadline is now one month away, and there are a number of stories to keep track of as the day draws nearer. [TSN]
  • While a lot of great findings and enhanced understanding have come out of the "analytics movement" in the NHL, it is important to remember that one stat doesn't tell the whole story. [SN]
  • All-Star weekend represents a Nashville homecoming for long-time Predators head coach Barry Trotz. [Washington Post]
  • There's still no timetable for an extension to be done between the Tampa Bay Lightning and captain Steven Stamkos. [Puck Daddy]
  • No fewer than 11 NHL All Stars were born after Jaromir Jagr's first appearance in the NHL. [Eye on Hockey]