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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Canadiens’ recent play not worrying Michel Therrien

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Here are your daily links, including takes on Al Montoya’s rough outing, Galchenyuk and Gallagher discuss a bevy of off-ice topics, and Movember returns.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Our very own Marc Dumont joined Conor McKenna to discuss the Habs’ treatment of Al Montoya last week, amongst other topics. [Hockey PrimeTime]
  • Michel Therrien also spoke about his decision regarding Montoya:
  • Therrien wasn’t done there, clearly pleased with the early standings cushion his squad has built:
  • Hear it straight from Therrien himself. [CTV]
  • Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher have a fireside chat discussing a hat full of pre-determined topics:
  • The Canadiens are far from perfect, but the same cannot be said for their starting goaltender. [YardBarker]
  • Despite the team’s fairly average play, Carey Price doesn’t want to ignore the points put in the bank, and is staying positive. [CTV]
  • While Sven Andrighetto got the call-up yesterday, Nikita Scherbak has been one of the hottest members of the St. John’s IceCaps of late. [Le Soleil (French)]
  • Movember means a month full of hockey mustache pics ... or attempted mustache pics:
  • Strap on some skates and hit the (frozen) pond this January:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Could something that gets drilled into every young aspiring skater be what sets players like Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid apart? [TSN]
  • Carey Price’s delayed start aside, the Canadiens have been relatively healthy thus far. Which teams haven’t fared as well in the early going?
  • Former OHL goaltender Brock McGillis has happily/rightfully received a flood of support since recently publicly coming out. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Albin Blomqvist, who previously played two seasons in the WHL, was forced to retire at age 20 due to concussions. His wife talks about their journey. [Hockey Sverige (Swedish)]
  • An important piece looking at the battle women sportswriters unfortunately continue to face despite the fact the year is 2016. [Five For Howling]
  • A surprise to absolutely nobody, but John Tortorella isn’t a fan of the media. [Sportsnet]
  • Using advanced stats to analyze forechecking strategies. [All About the Jersey]
  • Is the Department of Player Safety at fault when hits go unpunished, or are they just a victim of the lax rulebook they are tasked with enforcing? [TSN]