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Thursday Habs Headlines: Sylvain Lefebvre expects more consistency from Charles Hudon

Here are your daily links, including why Charles Hudon's got such a short stint in the NHL this year, how Zach Fucale has been adjusting to the AHL and Andrew Shaw's suspension.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Charles Hudon agrees with his coach Sylvain Lefebvre after he had said that Hudon was only given a three game NHL tryout because he felt he needed to be a more consistent player. [La Presse]
  • Meanwhile, captain Gabriel Dumont remains undecided regarding whether to return to the St. John's IceCaps next season. [TVA Sports]
  • The trio over at Habs Lunch opined that the Canadiens should still pursue Jonathan Drouin, while Marc Dumont shares his thoughts on Charles Hudon's development. [TSN 690 | Habs LunchDumont]
  • Making the transition from juniors to the AHL, has been a bumpy one for goaltender Zach Fucale but he is confident that he can use what he learned this season to prepare himself for the NHL. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Alex Galchenyuk had a break out season at centre this year and became the third-youngest 30 goal scorer for the Montreal Canadiens in the process. [Canadiens]
  • Jean Beliveau scored his first career postseason hat trick against the Chicago Blackhawks on April 20th, 1968. [NHL]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The NHL handed Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw a one game suspension and a $5000 fine for using a homophobic slur and for making an inappropriate gesture towards an official. [Second City Hockey]
  • Andrew Shaw's terrible choice of words, will only serve to negatively affect gay athletes and fans. [Chicago Tribune]
  • Down Goes Brown explains some quirky NHL rules that you may not have known about. Seriously, did you know goalies were allowed to change on the fly? [The Hockey News]
  • With no Canadian teams in the postseason this year, Canadian fans have been tuning out the first round of the NHL playoffs. [National Post]
  • Though the NBA is set to experiment putting corporate logos on their jerseys, here's a compelling argument for why that's a terrible idea. [Macleans]
  • Eddie Lack threw some shade at the Vancouver Canucks: