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Thursday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens have a positive outlook heading into next season

Here are your daily links, including the positivity surrounding the Montreal Canadiens, number one centre Alex Galchenyuk, and changing Team USA.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Though expectations are still high as ever, the Montreal Canadiens are an optimistic squad heading into the new season. [G&M]
  • Much of that positivity can be attributed to the return of Carey Price, who has looked every bit his usual self at the World Cup of Hockey. [NHL]
  • TSN's Bob McKenzie took a look at all the moves made by the Canadiens this off-season and examined how these changes will affect the team moving forward. [TSN]
  • Alex Galchenyuk is set to be Montreal's number-one centre next season, and the young forward is confident that he is up to the challenge. [MG]
  • Now on the last year of his contract, David Desharnais feels less pressure and is more focused on helping his team win. [JDM]
  • Canadiens prospect Daniel Audette feels ready to take part in training camp. [RDS]
  • And he is not the only one, as fellow prospect Noah Juulsen will be joining him there as well. [MG]
  • Les Canadiennes prospect and Team France's captain, Marion Allemoz, has her sights set on excelling in the CWHL and succeeding at the upcoming Winter Olympics. [FFHG]
  • Prospect Charlie Lindgren talked about how it felt to suit up for the Montreal Canadiens and to learn from the best goaltender in the league. [TSN 690]
  • Canadiens prospect Michael Pezzetta spoke about his rookie camp experiences and how he plans to use that experience moving forward. [Sudbury Star]
  • The Brampton Beast have signed defenceman Mike Folkes. [ECHL]
  • Check out the three questions surrounding the Canadiens and the other Canadian franchises next season. [TSN]
  • Carey Price had this to say about his new teammate:

  • Speaking of Shea Weber:
  • No changes with regards to prospect Will Bitten's status:
  • Take that, Toronto!

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Team USA's humiliating elimination from the World Cup and lack of international success has confirmed one thing: it is time for a change. [Yahoo SportsSNVICE]
  • Racking up round-robin wins doesn't necessarily guarantee playoff success at the World Cup. [Down Goes Brown | THN]
  • Though hockey is not a popular sport in Norway, it was still where Mats Zuccarello was able to start his hockey career. [TPT]
  • Is fighting solely to blame for the rise in concussions suffered by hockey players? [BSB]
  • Now all team websites will also be redesigned to look like the NHL's website. [BSH]