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Friday Habs Headlines: Francis Bouillon says Canadiens will win Stanley Cup with P.K. Subban

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Here are your daily links for the Habs and around the league, including some confident words from Francis Bouillon, the need for Michel Therrien's style to evolve, and the unlikely friendship of Brendan Gallagher and Brad Marchand.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Francis Bouillon is not short of confidence in the Habs' franchise defenceman, stating the team will win a Stanley Cup with P.K. Subban. [98.5 Sports]
  • Michel Therrien may not be entirely to blame for the Canadiens misfortunes, but the Habs bench boss is one of the old-school coaches who does need to evolve with the times. [Montreal Gazette]
  • There is little doubt the Habs are plagued by some serious issues, but that does not mean there is no way to fix them. [RDS]
  • Two players who some might argue are cut from the same cloth, Brendan Gallagher and Brad Marchand have - against the odds - become close friends while competing for Team Canada. [NESN]
  • After becoming the unexpected starter for the Canadiens in his rookie season, Mike Condon has learned a thing or two about dealing with pressure along the way. [JDM]
  • Condon has been playing an important role for the American national team at the IIHF World Championships, coming up big at times like this:
  • The Habs caught up with former goaltender Cristobal Huet, who spent parts of three seasons between the pipes in Montreal. [Canadiens.com]
  • Fortunately, defenceman Magnus Nygren has recovered from the stomach issues that he had been dealing with at the IIHF World Championships. [Aftonbladet (Swedish)]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Despite being unsuccessful in their run for the Stanley Cup, the Washington Capitals have had an incredible season overall - yet they will once again be branded as failures. [Fear the Fin]
  • Once known as playoff chokers, the St. Louis Blues have become a force to be reckoned with in the 2016 post-season. [Eye on Hockey]
  • The Dallas Stars were adamant they had a good thing in the goaltending duo of Kari Lehtonen and Antti Niemi, but what do they do now that it has failed? [Puck Daddy]
  • The Los Angeles Kings have signed head coach Darryl Sutter to a contract extension which will reportedly keep Sutter with the team for the next two years. [Puck Daddy]
  • Dan Kelly of the AHL's Albany Devils has been suspended for ten games after an elbow to the head of Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Andreas Johnson. [Eye on Hockey]
  • Russian athletes are feeling the heat as it seems as if state-run doping played a major role in the country's success at the 2014 Winter Olympics, with the women's hockey team among those involved. [NY Times]