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Friday Habs Headlines: Zachary Fucale impresses at the Spengler Cup

Here are your daily links, including some good news for Fucale, Weber getting shredded by Tampa, and more

Gold Medal - 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Dennis Pajot/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Zachary Fucale stopped 19 of 20 shots for Canada at the Spengler Cup, earning his country a semi-final berth. [RDS]
  • Shea Weber’s lack of foot speed was in evidence against the Triplets on Wednesday night. [TSN 690]
  • Despite playing very limited minutes, Mikhail Sergachev was named as the man of the match for Russia versus the USA. [Twitter]
  • There were plenty of Al Montoya fans in Florida during Montreal’s visit. [Twitter]
  • Paul Byron has no issue playing up and down the lineup. [RDS]
  • Linesman Johnny Murry was honoured before the Habs game last night for reaching 1000 games. [Scouting the Refs]
  • Former Hab Michael Bournival is fitting in nicely with the Lightning
  • Speaking of former Habs, PK Subban’s status for the upcoming game versus the Canadiens is in doubt. [RDS]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Why the Columbus Blue Jackets are a case study in modern player usage. [Sportsnet]
  • The Avalanche appear to be headed for a full-blown rebuild. [TSN]
  • Longtime Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson had his jersey retired on Thursday night. [S7]
  • Mike Babcock hates to lose. And sometimes he hates to win. [Sportsnet]
  • Hockey Canada’s chief operating officer, Scott Smith, has been appointed president and COO effective July 1, 2017. [IIHF]
  • Denmark enjoyed yet another win in style at the World Junior Hockey Championship. [TSN]