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Wednesday Habs Headlines: No need to worry about Alex Galchenyuk

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The offseason debate over the Habs begins, and the Canadiens’ younger players are firmly under the microscope.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Alex Galchenyuk isn’t a problem. Unrealistic expectations are. [TSN 690]
  • Ray Ferraro joins Mitch Melnick to discuss the Canadiens’ scoring issues and gap at center. [TSN 690]
  • Alex Galchenyuk and Nathan Beaulieu face uncertain futures as both enter restricted free agency. [Eric Engels - Sportsnet]
  • The failure of Galchenyuk is at the heart of the offensive problems of the Canadiens. [Alexis Bélanger-Champagne - La Presse]
  • Shea Weber’s influence may be a key factor this offseason to determining the long-term futures of Carey Price and Alexander Radulov. [Arpon Basu - NHL.com]
  • A year on from P.K. Subban, there is a new elephant in the Habs dressing room - the state of the farm system. [Martin Leclerc - Radio Canada]
  • Andrew Shaw has one last message this season. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • ICYMI: How Frölunda develops a blue chip prospect. [Habs EOTP]
  • The PWHA has announced the finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. [Twitter]
  • Fear the Fin looks at three key decisions that could shape how the Sharks react to their first-round defeat by the Oilers. [Fear the Fin]
  • The PensBlog breaks down the X’s and O’s of the upcoming clash of titans between the Penguins and Capitals. [The Sports Daily]
  • College Hockey looks at which players improved their draft prospects at the IIHF U18 World Championships. [College Hockey]
  • Travis Green will be named head coach of the Vancouver Canucks [Yahoo!]
  • The Chicago Blackhawks have fired assistant coach Mike Kitchen and Rockford IceHogs head coach Ted Dent [Chicago Sun Times | Yahoo!]
  • The legendary Vladislav Tretiak turned 65 yesterday. [RIHF]