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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Alex Galchenyuk has to be trusted

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Here are your daily links, including the importance of letting Galchenyuk run wild, why Shaw is the perfect You Can Play ambassador, and Therrien’s thoughts on Julien’s departure from Boston

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Marc Dumont weighs in on Claude Julien’s sacking, whether or not Alex Radulov is a cyborg, and the importance of letting Alex Galchenyuk make mistakes as a centre. [TSN 690]
  • Claude Julien and Michel Therrien’s records over the last few seasons don’t look all that different.
  • Speaking of, Therrien expressed his sadness over Julien’s firing. [JDM]]
  • After using an anti-gay slur in the post-season last year, many raised an eyebrow at the notion of Andrew Shaw as a You Can Play ambassador. Chris Hine, however, believes there’s no better candidate. [Chicago Tribune]
  • Matt Duchene is a big fan of the Canadiens. Literally.
  • Marc Bergevin will certainly have his work cut out for him ahead of the expansion draft. One player he could risk losing? One Philip Danault. [The Sportster]
  • Max Pacioretty knows exactly what the Colorado Avalanche are going through. [RDS]
  • Francis Bouillion shares his story as an undrafted player who found success in the NHL, becoming a member of the Canadiens’ organization, and life after retirement. [Sans Filtre]
  • Former Canadien Cristobal Huet will hang up his skates after the IIHF World Championship this spring. [RDS]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • If you think your life is hectic, imagine life as Olympian university student who captains an historic team that also competes in a national championship. [The Ice Garden]
  • In case you missed it, the Boston Bruins fired their head coach Claude Julien. [Sportsnet]
  • An update on the CHL case.
  • A member of the Brandon Wheat Kings’ organization has been diagnosed with the mumps. [WHL]
  • EOTP’s Patrik Bexell caught up with Minnesota Wild prospect Joel Erisksson-Ek. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Sidney Crosby is yet another player on the cusp of joining the 1,000 point club. [TSN]