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Thursday Habs Headlines: Nathan Beaulieu looking to take advantaged of increased minutes

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Here are your daily links, including Nathan Beaulieu’s opportunity, Brendan Gallagher’s slump, and the evolution of Max Pacioretty as captain.

Vancouver Canucks v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Nathan Beaulieu has taken advantage of his newfound ice-time in the absence of Andrei Markov, stating his belief that playing more will make him a better player. [JDM]
  • Pierre McGuire has expressed some concern about the play of Brendan Gallagher and whether the Christmas break might revitalize him. [TSN 690]
  • In the eyes of Bertrand Raymond, Max Pacioretty has become a better captain for the Canadiens this season:
  • Taking a gamble on Alexander Radulov in the off-season has clearly paid off for the Habs, as they managed to acquire one of the NHL’s most talented players. [SI]
  • Michel Therrien was not pleased with his team’s effort versus Tampa Bay

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Puck Daddy counts down the top ten goals of 2016 from around the world of hockey. [Puck Daddy]
  • Take a look at some of the best players from around the NCAA who are making a push for the Hobey Baker halfway through the season. [Puck Daddy]
  • Injuries continue to plague the Pittsburgh Penguins, who will now be without defenceman Brian Dumoulin for over a month. [Penguins]
  • From the Croatian club Medvescak Zagreb, Montrealer Francis Pare will be heading to the KHL All Star Game. [Medvescak (Croatian)]