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Monday Habs Headlines: It’s finally starting to click for Alex Galchenyuk

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Here are your daily links including Galchenyuk finds his groove, lineup uncertainties remain, and the Rocket wrap up the pre-season with a bang.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Alex Galchenyuk came out of his shell during the final pre-season game thanks to finally clicking with new linemates. [Journal de Montreal | Google Translate]
  • The regular season is just around the corner with some uncertainties, such as the final roster and who will be Shea Weber’s partner, lingering. [La Presse]
  • A spectacular save by Carey Price against the Ottawa Senators impressed even his predecessor, Patrick Roy, who did his best to hide a smile. But we saw it Patrick. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Saturday night’s 9-2 victory is a great way to head into the regular season. If you need a little extra push, here’s a 2017-18 pump up video to get you in the mood. [Youtube]
  • Starting off discombobulated for the first half of the preseason and ending looking like a team heading for the finals makes the Canadiens hard to analyze. [Sportsnet]
  • Daniel Carr and Peter Holland didn’t make the cut and were sent down to the Laval Rocket on Sunday. [Journal de Montreal]
  • The Rocket started the season in their new building, Place Bell de Laval, on a winning note. [La Presse]
  • It’s quite a beauty of a building.
  • The Rocket agreed to a one-year, one-way AHL contract with free agent Éric Gélinas. [EOTP]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Dallas Stars play-by-play announcer Dave Strader lost his battle with cancer and passed away at the age of 62.
  • Edmonton Oilers get closer to starting night lineups as they send Jesse Puljujarvi down to the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors. [Yahoo Sports]
  • It’s going to be tough for the Ottawa Senators to repeat their 2017-18 run for the Cup. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Five key points for a successful season for the Vegas Golden Knights. [NHL]
  • From the Pittsburgh Penguins chasing a three-peat to three rule changes the NHL could use. [FanRag Sports]