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Claude Julien has switched up his lines, GM Marc Bergevin has been quiet, and more in today’s links.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • After seeing a couple of games on the top line, where only Jonathan Drouin has seemed to put points up, Alex Galchenyuk was back on the fourth line at practice on Monday. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Max Pacioretty also has new linemates, as the Canadiens’ coach is trying a new look all around to get his team back in the W column. [La Presse]
  • One player who appears to have been promoted with the new lineup is Paul Byron. [TVA Sports]
  • The captain has taken a lot of heat for his bad start, but he can take it, and is working hard to shake his current funk. [JdM]
  • Claude Julien also said he’s not looking further ahead than the Habs’ next match. [La Presse]
  • Pierre LeBrun feels that if Montreal is going to blow it up, there are absolutely no untouchables. [TSN 1260]
  • One player whose name keeps appearing in discussions is Galchenyuk; what is the appetite around the league for the forward? [TSN]
  • Despite a near-historically bad start to the season, Canadiens fans have yet to hear from the team’s General Manager Marc Bergevin. [JdM]
  • While he cannot single-handedly change the outcome on the ice, the GM’s silence is not helping the team either. [Sportsnet]
  • The Habs are tired of losing. [NHL]
  • Karl Alzner answers the internet’s most-asked questions about himself in a great new video segment. [Canadiens]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Anaheim DucksPatrick Eaves has been hospitalized and diagnosed with a condition which attacks the peripheral nervous system. [NHL]
  • Steven Stamkos headlines the week’s three stars in the league. [NHL]
  • A strange incident involving Jonathan Quick highlights some imperfections in the league’s concussion protocol. [Sportsnet]
  • Don’t look now, Habs fans, but the Nashville Predators have been voted the number one team ... in all of sports! [Predators]
  • Sean Avery’s new memoir, much like the subject, doesn’t pull punches. [TSN]
  • Advanced statistics are so hot these days, but that means it’s a business like any other, and some big companies, like the NHL, can get taken for a ride. [And One More Thing]
  • Sweden has released its U20 rosters ahead of November exhibition play. [Corey Pronman]