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Saturday Habs Headlines: Brendan Gallagher, Brad Marchard team up to agitate WHC opponents

Here are your daily links for the Habs and around the league, including whether there might be the potential for a trade with the Oilers, Tomas Plekanec providing leadership for the Czechs, and Gallagher's big day at the Worlds.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • In case you missed it, Brendan Gallagher made a big impact in the opening game for Team Canada at the World Championships, scoring the game-winner against the USA. [EOTP]
  • He did so playing alongside an unlikely teammate. Gallagher and Brad Marchand will form a duo that no team will enjoy playing against. [Metro]
  • Will this be the year the Edmonton Oilers decide to move their first-round pick in a trade? More importantly, could it be in a trade with the Canadiens around P.K. Subban? It makes no sense, but since it's summer... [National Post]
  • Tomas Plekanec will be relied upon as a veteran presence for his native Czech Republic in this year's IIHF World Championships in Moscow. [IIHF]
  • After a tough season that saw the Habs finish well below where Lars Eller would have liked, he now hopes to find success with Denmark at the Worlds. [BT (Danish)]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The schedule for the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship, jointly hosted by Montreal and Toronto, has been announced. [TSN]
  • Braden Holtby, Patrick Kane, and Jamie Benn have been named the finalists for this season's Ted Lindsay Award, given annually to the league's most outstanding player as voted by the players. [Eye on Hockey]
  • John Tavares has helped carry the New York Islanders to some modest success, but are his talents being wasted in Brooklyn? [EOI]
  • The Oilers have apologized to Roger Cote and his family after mistakenly listing him as deceased during their closing celebration of Rexall Place. [Puck Daddy]