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Sunday Habs Headlines: Michel Therrien discusses officiating

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Here are your daily headlines, including injury updates, report cards, Galchenyuk’s return, and more

New York Rangers v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Habs News and Headlines

  • Michel Therrien didn’t hold back when he was asked about the referees
  • He also went to bat for Andrew Shaw
  • There’s been no setbacks in Andrei Markov’s injury recovery, but there hasn’t been much progress either. [Lavoie 1-2]
  • Max Pacioretty was pumped about the crowd support during the comeback win versus the Rangers. [TVA]
  • Mitch Melnick gives us his take on the first half of the season. [MM]
  • Brendan Gallagher hopes to miss less time than he did last year with a hand injury, although not by much:
  • Gallagher is happy the Shea Weber shot that broke his hand was “only 98 MPH” [Gazette]
  • There could be European interest in Sven Andrighetto, although the odds are slim [SwissHabs]
  • Alex Galchenyuk was excited to play in his first game since the knee injury. Coincidentally, most hockey fans were excited to watch him play. [Canadiens]
  • Awwwww
  • Yann Danis earned his 200th AHL win during his 400th AHL game. [AHL]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • A contemplative video trip through a few of John Tavares’ 501 NHL points [LHH]
  • The new path to the NHL is crunching numbers, not opponents. [NYT]
  • Despite some criticism over the pick, Mike Smith deserves to represent the Coyotes at the All-Star Game. [FFH]
  • A look into who the drivers, and drags, are to the team when it comes to generating shots [CnB]
  • The Canucks aren’t completely down and out...yet [NM]
  • The Cody McLeod trade is a win for the Avalanche. [MHH]
  • The Devan Dubnyk trade swung the balance of power in the Western Conference [HW]