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Thursday Habs Headlines: Pacioretty and Gallagher are among the very best of the NHL

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In today’s links, two Habs forwards have elite offensive stats, Danault is happy to be close to home, the Beast have already won this year’s ECHL championship, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Looking at both shots and passes that immediately result in shots, Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher appear near the top of the list of the most effective forwards.
  • Phillip Danault is happy to be playing hockey close to home. So is his family. [Canadiens.com]
  • Arpon Basu offers his projection of the opening-night lines for the Habs [TSN 690]
  • Mark MacMillan spoke about his first season of professional hockey with the St John’s IceCaps. [Penticton Western News]
  • You can bid on game-worn IceCaps jerseys to add to your collection. They won’t come cheap, however. [eBay]
  • After a shoutout from the multi-talented Lil B, the Brampton Beast figure they have the upcoming ECHL season in the bag. [The Score]

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