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Saturday Habs Headlines: Claude Julien making a difference already, on and off the ice

Your daily links, including the refreshing change that is Claude Julien, the Habs bouncing back, lots of Clarkson Cup previews, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Carey Price has gotten his groove back, and that’s a great sign for the Habs. [La Presse]
  • Defence has tightened up altogether since Claude Julien’s arrival, and now the head coach will focus more effort on improving his team’s scoring. [RDS]
  • And in English, Arpon Basu speaks to the revival of Carey Price and the Canadiens’ defence. [NHL]
  • The coach spoke openly about his systems, something which was never done under Michel Therrien. [Arpon Basu]
  • The Canadiens will begin their second-longest road trip of the season, and the timing couldn’t be better, what with all the new faces in the group. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Among new players, Jordie Benn has already begun to show what he can do for the Canadiens, stabilizing their defensive depth. [Journal de Montréal]
  • Claude Julien says he wants to be able to see what all the newly acquired players can do. [Journal de Montréal]
  • Bob McKenzie joined the morning show to talk about P.K.’s return and the Habs’ odds of a long playoff run. [TSN 690]
  • Steve Ott has moved from one Original Six franchise to another, and he’s already getting to appreciate Montreal’s history. [Montreal Gazette]
  • IceCaps insider Ryan Howell gets to know new blue-liner Keegan Lowe. [St. John’s IceCaps]
  • Chris Terry’s contract was extended on Friday. [EOTP]
  • Sunday is the Clarkson Cup Final, pitting Les Canadiennes against last year’s champions, the Calgary Inferno. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Get to know what makes both finalists’ offence so good. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Part of Montreal’s potent offence is Ann-Sophie Bettez, the most dominant player you’ve probably never heard of. [EOTP]
  • If you live in Montreal and want to check out the Clarkson Cup in Ottawa, there’s an affordable fan bus with seats still available! [CKUT]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • P.K. Subban shares a special friendship with Montreal chef Antonio Park. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Subban and the city of Montreal also have a mutual kinship. [Vice Sports]
  • Elliotte Friedman’s 30 Thoughts examine what trades may have been left on the table this past deadline day. [Sportsnet]
  • Dave Lozo examines top Cup-contending teams after the deadline. [Vice Sports]
  • Josh Ho-Sang, no stranger to controversy, has once again become the topic of the day thanks to his sweater number offending fans of the Penguins and Mario Lemieux. [Puck Daddy]
  • There’s a way to make a small change to penalty shots that could have a more fair impact on the game. [Fear the Fin]
  • A YouTuber has jumped on the tribute video bandwagon and made a stirring presentation to honour Mark Streit’s time with the Tampa Bay Lightning. [Nick Vucic]
  • After the second year of a two-year deal expires with Ottawa, will the CWHL Final be on the move for 2018? [The Ice Garden]