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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Alex Galchenyuk’s fluctuating usage

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Your daily links, discussion of Galchenyuk’s play, whether Coach Therrien is right to protect his minutes, good news for Gallagher, Radu-loves Montreal and more

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Since returning from injury, Michel Therrien’s deployment of Alex Galchenyuk appears questionable, whether it be less minutes or even playing on the wing. [La Presse]
  • Gaston Therrien also wonders if we shouldn’t be giving more ice time to Galchenyuk, but ultimately believes in Michel Therrien. [RDS]
  • Besides talking about the Super Bowl, Martin Lemay insisted that Galchenyuk is in fact making a lot of mistakes and that explains his ice time. [TSN 690]
  • Also on the Morning Show with Conor McKenna, Brendan Gallagher joined for his regular Monday appearance, and he shares some good news about his rehabilitation. [TSN 690]
  • Barry Trotz told Pierre McGuire he’d be shocked if Alexander Radulov didn’t re-sign with the Habs. [Mitch Gallo]
  • Marc Bergevin has a shopping list for the trade market, Bob McKenzie answers whether or not the weekend’s results change things for the Habs’ GM. [TSN 690]
  • Zach Fucale has been climbing out of his funk. [Andrew Zadarnowski]
  • David Ling is a former Montreal Canadiens player who is keeping it in the organization, as 20 years later, he is playing with the team’s ECHL affiliate Brampton Beast. [EOTP]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Sebastian Aho, Mikael Granlund and Peter Budaj earn the three stars of the week honours. [NHL]
  • The Colorado Avalanche are a mess, and there’s not going to be a quick fix. They need to look to the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers to start The Process. [The Hockey News]
  • Many feel that Quebec City deserves the return of an NHL franchise, but the question which most needs answering is when that could happen. [The Hockey News]
  • Former Montreal Canadien Tom Kostopoulos is the milestone man in the AHL. [The AHL]
  • Super Bowl LI was exciting, but ESPN’s writers tell us why they think the NHL Playoffs are more exciting. [ESPN]
  • Arizona Cardinals superstar Larry Fitzgerald took to the ice to try out hockey. As expected, he is much smoother on turf than on ice. [The Score]
  • The Philadelphia Flyers are sending alumni to play goodwill games against Russian squads, and the irony isn’t lost on those who remember 1976. [Broadstreet Hockey]
  • Tuukka Rask helped out a former team of his by purchasing a minority stake in Ilves Tampere. [SCoC]
  • Jared Book spoke to Carlee Campbell about being voted CWHL All-Star Game captain. [The Ice Garden]
  • Anaheim Calling’s John Broadbent wrote a touching piece on homosexuality and hockey. [Anaheim Calling]