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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Claude Julien not looking past his next opponent

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In today’s links, the head coach is focused on the immediate task at hand, looking at the method to the Captain’s madness, and why has Frölunda turned out so many top NHL prospects?

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Claude Julien is not looking beyond his next opponents. [RDS | Google Translate]
  • Karl Alzner is an ironman for the Habs. [Montreal Gazette]
  • There is a method to Max Pacioretty’s madness. [The Athletic]
  • Michael McNiven is hoping to develop with the Brampton Beast. [Brampton Guardian]
  • A professional lip reader agrees with the NHL’s conclusion that Andrew Shaw did not use a slur in Anaheim. [Outsports]
  • Doug Gilmour has fond memories of his two seasons with the Canadiens. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Ann-Sophie Bettez and Emerance Maschmeyer of Les Canadiennes were in attendance at the Canadiens-Panthers game. [Montreal Canadiens]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • A look at Rasmus Dahlin and the Frölunda Hockey Club system that produced him and many other top prospects. [The Hockey Writers]
  • What happens to teams who start a season with unsustainable shooting percentages, both low and high? [TSN]
  • The Detroit Red Wings are hoping the ice improves at their new $863-million arena. [TSN]
  • The Florida Panthers claimed Antti Niemi off waivers. [TSN]
  • Breaking down how many errors go into making a goal. [The Athletic]
  • Down Goes Brown offers 10 proposals to fix what ails the All-Star Game. [Sportsnet]
  • The Olympic Torch for Pyeongchang 2018 has been lit. [Olympics]
  • The city of Helsinki is gearing up for the KHL Outdoor Game between Jokerit and SKA Saint Petersburg. [Twitter]