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Friday Habs Headlines: Brendan Gallagher one of the NHL's best in front of the net

Here are your daily links, including the Canadiens' 23-year-long streak of underperforming in the post-season, Brendan Gallagher's role in front of the net, and more

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Canadiens have been one of the worst-performing franchises in the playoffs since their last Stanley Cup victory in 1993, and maybe it's time to stand up to the apparent acceptance of mediocrity. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Are Marc Bergevin and the Canadiens' front office taking the team down the same hopeless path the Maple Leafs suffered through? [The Leafs Nation]
  • Brendan Gallagher has made a living for himself around the opposing team's crease, and generates some of the most shots from rebounds in the entire league. [TSN]
  • In case you missed it, former Canadiens analytics consultant Matt Pfeffer spoke out about his involvement in the P.K. Subban trade. [EOTP]
  • Habs prospects Nikita Scherbak and Michael McCarron have grown close during their time together with the St. John's Ice Caps. [Ice Caps]
  • Alex Galchenyuk was joined by some of the United States' other top young players at the Bauer Athlete Event yesterday. [Twitter]
  • Marie-Philip Poulin spent some time with Jonathan Toews and Mark Messier in support of the First Shift Program. [Instagram]
  • Charline Labonte is ready to get back on the ice in preparation for another season with les Canadiennes. [Instagram]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The partnership between P.K. Subban and the Montreal Children's Hospital continues to grow. [Twitter]
  • Statistical analysts have anything but job security in the modern game as the battle against randomness stacks the deck against them. [Hockey Graphs]
  • Former Habs goaltender Ben Scrivens seems to have found a new home, reportedly signing a one-year deal with Dinano Minsk of the KHL. [Twitter]
  • Not a single team in the NHL managed to crack Forbes' list of the top 50 most valuable sports franchises. [Puck Daddy]
  • Harley Haggarty, once an enforcer in the Western States Hockey League, looks back on his career as a junior hockey fighter. [TPT]