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Saturday Habs Headlines: Alex Galchenyuk loves playing as a centre

Here are your daily links for the Habs and around the league, including Alex Galchenyuk on playing his natural position, P.K. Subban on the media circus around his return, and a look back at one of the greatest games in Canadiens history.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Alex Galchenyuk has been showing the Habs brass why he deserves to stay at centre, and seems happy to be back at his natural position:
  • With the media focused squarely on when P.K. Subban will return to action, the Canadiens top blue-liner says the attention should be on the team. [Canadiens.com]
  • Re-live one of the great games in Canadiens history - the "Good Friday Massacre" against the Quebec Nordiques - through the words of those who played in it. [SN]
  • Joel Hanley has, somewhat amazingly, produced four points in his first three games in the NHL. Take a look at the story behind the Habs rookie defenceman. [JDM]
  • We now know where Michael McCarron will line up for the remainder of the season:
  • John Scott's fifteen minutes of fame may be over, but the NHL All-Star Game MVP is still a sensation playing in St. John's. [The Big Story]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Many have critiqued the defensive play of Senators blue-liner Erik Karlsson, but does the Norris candidate really need to improve that aspect of his game? [Today's Slapshot]
  • Arik Parnass penned this piece on the current state of journalism in hockey, and what major media analysts need to be better at. [AP Hockey]
  • Sean McIndoe brings us another weekly grab bag, where he discusses the Norris trophy debate, Don Cherry, and more. [Vice Sports]
  • Robin Kovacs, a New York Rangers prospect playing for AIK, led the team's fan section while serving his suspension. [Twitter]
  • With the women's hockey World Championships almost ready to get underway in Kamloops, the Swiss national team has their eyes set on Olympic qualification. [Swiss Hockey News]