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

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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NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

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. []
  • 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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