Montreal Canadiens News and Notes
- The Canadiens can't seem to catch a break with regards to their injury luck, having recently lost Brendan Gallagher to the injured reserve as well. [Sportsnet]
- Having Carey Price back won’t solve the Canadiens’ inability to score goals, but neither will plugging in too many bottom six players into the lineup. [National Post]
- But on the bright side, at least Carey Price is making steady progress in his recovery!
- Having gotten a taste of life in the NHL, defenseman Morgan Ellis looks forward to working his way onto the team again. [Journal Pioneer]
- Speaking of call ups, who could have projected Ken Dryden’s meteoric rise, when the rookie goaltender was called up on March 8, 1971? [NHL]
- A former Montreal Canadien is finding success in the KHL.
- Elliotte Friedman shared this interesting tidbit about Alex Galchenyuk's future in Montreal, in his latest 30 Thoughts article! [Sportsnet]
"Galchenyuk is supposed to finish the season as Montreal’s top center, but who is this audition for? The Canadiens, or someone else? I think Marc Bergevin had a chance to pull the trigger at the deadline if he wished. But a strong finish in the middle makes Galchenyuk more attractive to everyone, including Montreal."
Around The League and Elsewhere
- With no Canadian clubs set to make the postseason this year (a phenomenon which last occurred in 1970), it’s time to start looking at reasons behind why this is the case. [Guardian]
- On the off chance that a Canadian team (other than the Edmonton Oilers) will select first overall at the upcoming draft, how will each fan base theoretically react to drafting Auston Matthews? [Vancity Buzz]
- The NHL's recent expansion process hasn't gone as the league has hoped it would. [Deadspin]
- The prospect of having to play without being paid has led to the early retirement of many female hockey players. Luckily, the NWHL is stepping in to put an end to this trend. [CTV]
- Check out some awe-inspiring feats of athleticism on display at the Arctic Winter Games! [CBC]