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Saturday Habs Headlines: Alex Galchenyuk was the victim of inexcusable mismanagement this season

Here are your daily links for the Habs and around the league, including Sylvain Lefebvre on returning to St. John's next season, a look back on the Canadiens' management press conference, and Mark Barberio's untimely injury.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Despite another failed season, Sylvain Lefebvre and his coaching staff will resume their roles behind the St. John's IceCaps' bench next season — a move that Lefebvre calls a "vote of confidence" in his staff and their ability to develop the Habs' prospects. [La Presse]
  • Mitch Melnick and TSN 690's roundtable take a look back at the Canadiens management press conference and their performance over the entire season, including the mismanagement of Alex Galchenyuk's ice time and the lack of production on the power play. [TSN 690]
  • After rising up the ranks of Habs defencemen late last season, Mark Barberio suffered a concussion at the worst possible time. [RDS]
  • It has certainly been a long time since a Canadian team hoisted the Stanley Cup, and that won't change this year. Take a look back at the last time the Cup was won in this country by your 1993 Canadiens. [National Post]
  • Quebec Senator and former Canadiens coach Jacques Demers is fortunately showing improvement following the stroke he suffered last week. [CBC]
  • The St. John's IceCaps had a disappointing season in their first as the Habs AHL affiliate, but the same can not be said for Bud Holloway. The IceCaps forward set the franchise record for scoring and played his first NHL game. [The Telegram]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Fighting in the NHL has dropped to an historic low for the modern era with the fewest fights per game since the 1967-68 season. [Puck Daddy]
  • Advertisements on jerseys may become a reality sooner than we previously thought after the NBA approved them on Thursday. [Puck Daddy]
  • Jonathan Drouin has taken responsibility for his actions this season, and is now set on proving himself to his teammates in the playoffs. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Some familiar faces will be the official mascots of next year's 2017 IIHF World Championship, which will be held in Cologne, Germany and Paris, France. [YouTube]
  • We may be referring to the Czech national team at those Worlds a bit differently as the Czech Republic is hoping to become known as "Czechia" for branding purposes for things like sports, though the country would still retain its official name. [BBC]