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Tuesday Habs Headlines: A long homestand will do the Habs good

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The Canadiens will see a lot of their fans and the Bell Centre for the next month, just when the team is getting hot.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • So far, the Habs have played two thirds of their games on the road, so the five-week span that sees them play mostly at home is a crucial one in their attempt to climb back up the standings. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • If he had had his way, Trevor Timmins would’ve preferred drafting Chris Kreider over Louis Leblanc back in 2009. [La Presse]
  • The recent spurt of three wins in four games could be the catalyst that sets the season back on the rails for the Canadiens. [RDS]
  • As the Habs’ play has improved, so has that of Alex Galchenyuk. [Last Word on Hockey]
  • While it’s too early to tell just how good Charlie Lindgren’s career can be, it’s not too soon for pundits to begin speculating about possible goaltending controversies. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Bob McKenzie joins the Morning Show to discuss life with Carey Price for the Habs, as well as the Ottawa Senators’ acquisition of Matt Duchene. [TSN 690]
  • A visit by Brendan Gallagher to Montreal’s Shriners Hospital had everyone smiling, himself included. [Canadiens]
  • Eric Engels runs down the performance of the Canadiens’ prospects. [SN]
  • For a team that’s been long searching for solutions at centre, few of their draft picks have become NHL pivots. Jake Evans and Ryan Poehling could change that soon. [ICI Radio-Canada]
  • Artturi Lehkonen swipes left and right. Find out why he likes Angry Birds. [Canadiens]
  • In a repeat of an immensely successful event last year, Les Canadiennes welcome you and all their fans to the Bell Centre, as they face off against Kunlun Red Star. [Canadiens]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Montreal’s Tuesday night match will be the first one against the Vegas Golden Knights, who are playing far better than expansion teams of the past. [La Presse]
  • After a nine-game trial with the Edmonton Oilers, prospect Kailer Yamamoto received praise whilst being sent back to the Spokane Chiefs in the WHL. [TSN]
  • Meanwhile further south in Alberta, the Flames have placed Tanner Glass on waivers. [TSN]
  • Former Canadiens forward Ryan White has been released from his tryout contract with the Boston Bruins. [TVA Sports]
  • The Finnish Flash penned a book which takes readers through his record-breaking rookie season. [NHL]
  • With the IIHF World Juniors taking place in less than two months, it’s time to begin evaluating roster options. [TSN]
  • Take a deeper look at China’s dive into women’s hockey in the CWHL. [Yahoo! Sports]