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Friday Habs Headlines: Alex Galchenyuk is trending upward

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In today’s links, Alex Galchenyuk is ramping up after a slow start, Jake Evans’ options after his collegiate career, and Cassie Campbell-Pascall talks about gender bias in broadcasting.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • It’s been a rollercoaster season so far for Alex Galchenyuk, put he appears to be on the rise. [RDS | Google Translate]
  • A few prospects who seem ready to join their NHL franchises, including Jake Evans, and the likelihood of him signing with the Montreal Canadiens. [The Athletic]
  • Left isolated by injuries and call-ups, Chris Terry is about to get some offensive help with the Laval Rocket. [RDS]
  • The Habs looked to make a stand last night in their final home game of 2017. [TSN]
  • A full look at Carey Price’s new pad setup. [CCM Goalie]
  • Don’t miss Les Canadiennes’ You Can Play silent auction, as well as their game against the Markham Thunder, this Saturday! [Les Canadiennes]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Hamilton Bulldogs’ owner Michael Andlauer’s desire to match dollar-for-dollar city costs for a new arena has been met with crickets from the city of Hamilton. [Hamilton Spectator]
  • Despite being forced to enter as “Olympic Athletes from Russia”, Russian hockey players are still committed to targeting gold in Pyeongchang. [RDS]
  • A Q&A with Cassie Campbell-Pascall on gender bias in broadcasting and the state of women’s hockey. [The Athletic]
  • The Boston Bruins have placed Matt Beleskey on waivers. [TSN]
  • Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford isn’t ruling out a major trade to shake up the team. [Sportsnet]
  • Long-time Ottawa Senator and recent Montreal Canadiens PTO-invitee Chris Neil has retired. [Sportsnet]
  • Darcy Tucker had some kind words for his Battle of Ontario rival. [Darcy Tucker]
  • The NHL Alumni Association is looking for improved benefits for retired NHLers. [TSN]
  • A Danish hockey team is looking to pay its players in Bitcoin. One player has reportedly already accepted the offer. [SB Nation]
  • Looking at the winners and loser of the Erin Ambrose trade. [The Ice Garden]