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Monday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty is growing frustrated with the constant losing

Here are your daily links, including Galchenyuk at centre, Habs transactions, a new duel, IceCaps fan fest, Heritage Classic news, and more

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Montreal Canadiens news:

  • The Canadiens have been keeping their last four games close, but have found the losing end each time, and the captain is frustrated. [JDM]
  • This season is a already a write-off, so even if Galchenyuk makes mistakes he should still be given the opportunity to play centre for the rest of the year. [690]
  • After losing their goalie and offence struggling to find ways to score goals, it was all downhill 26 games into the Canadiens season. [NYT]
  • Morgan Ellis was sent down to St. John's on Sunday afternoon, meaning Nathan Beaulieu is likely nearing a return. [Canadiens]
  • Daniel Carr and Ben Scrivens go head-to-head in a new voice recognition duel:
  • Alex Galchenyuk is finally getting a chance to be the Canadiens number one centre this season. [SN]
  • Former Canadien, Tomas Fleischmann, subtly burned his former team while talking to the Chicago press. [CT]
  • Here's the IceCaps looking spiffy at the fan fest yesterday afternoon:
  • Nikita Scherbak has been playing great hockey in St. John's, since returning from his injury. [EOTP]

Around the NHL & elsewhere:

  • The Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers will battle it out in next season's Heritage Classic. [NHL]
  • There are some very big names already confirmed for playing in the Jets-Oilers alumni game. [OilersJets]
  • Could Joe Thornton and Brent Burns be the two players to lead the San Jose Sharks to a Stanley Cup? [SN]
  • Thumbs up to the Minnesota Wild for their coaching change, thumbs down to the Sabres and Leafs for their blatant tanking. [TSN]
  • The Washington Capitals have an abundance of leaders on their team, but not like you'd expect them to lead. [WP]
  • The battle of the Pacific Division is getting hot, and it's going to be an exciting finish. [PHT]
  • Hilary Knight talks about women's hockey and the progress that is happening with the game in this great interview. [TSS]
  • With their win last night, the Washington Capitals are the first team to break 100 points this season. [NHLPR]
  • Bruce Boudreau made history on Saturday night. He is the fastest coach to win 400 games in NHL history. [NHLPR]
  • Brent Burns and his miraculous beard. [SN]