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Saturday Habs Headlines: Claude Julien’s power of positive places Habs in post-season.

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Julien and Price made a difference this year, the captain likes the positivity, members of the 1993 Cup win look back on a magical run, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • After missing in dramatic fashion last year, the Habs are headed to the playoffs, thanks in part to the efforts of Carey Price and the hiring of Claude Julien. [NHL]
  • Captain Max Pacioretty highlights the power of Claude Julien’s positive reinforcement. [Arpon Basu]
  • Nathan Beaulieu is a polarizing figure, which makes it worth while to look deeper at his advanced statistics. [RDS]
  • Bob McKenzie joins the morning show to discuss whether or not the Canadiens are a force to be reckoned with in the Eastern Conference. [TSN690]
  • The last Cup winning Habs team reminisces about the magical 1993 run. [Canadiens]
  • Prior to the ‘93 Cup, this cartoon was published, so sharing it again might just lead to renewed glory. [Marc Napolitano]
  • Michel Lacroix has twice replaced Claude Mouton with the Canadiens. [Andrew Zadarnowski]
  • Former Canadien Gino Odjick wasn’t just tough on the ice, he has battled and won against severe illness and reports that he is now in remission. [TVA Sports]
  • Meanwhile, a trio of former players are getting some ice time together. [Chris Nilan]
  • Montreal’s ECHL affiliate approaches playoffs. [ECHL]
  • The Canadiens are showing some support to the Toronto Blue Jays. [Roberto Osuna]
  • Brendan Gallagher, too, is feeling baseball fever. [Canadiens]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The Hart trophy can be the hardest to predict - that said there’s a core group of contenders this year. [Sportsnet]
  • Joel Eriksson Ek has had a crazy year, scoring in his first ever: AHL game, SHL game, NHL game, and first game back in the NHL after returning from Sweden. [Michael Russo]
  • George McPhee says the Las Vegas Golden Knights will focus on finding players who can make an immediate impact, focusing on quality over quantity. [NHL]
  • Do you love emojis? Do you also love Alex Ovechkin? Because Ovie has now released his very own emojis! [OviMoji]
  • While Quebec came up empty in the latest NHL expansion bid, their arena was built, and the mayor is anxious for the building to start making money. [La Presse]
  • Craig Cunningham has had a whirlwind few months, but hockey players are tough, and the recovering Tucson Roadrunner hit the ice for the first time since November. [Tucson Roadrunners]
  • Sometimes a photo can tell a thousand words, such was the case as this moment between Simon Bourque and Tyler Boland was caught on camera. [Océanic de Rimouski]
  • The University of North Dakota has cut its women’s hockey team, and nobody is happy about it. [Teen Vogue]