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Saturday Habs Headlines: Max Domi thriving in shift to centre

In todays links, Domi’s surprising success, Byron’s support system, Hudon’s return, and more.

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NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Buffalo Sabres Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • One of the biggest stories following the Canadiens this season is how good Max Domi has been at centre, and how he finally seems to fit in. [Sportsnet]
  • Charles Hudon will return to the lineup against the Bruins. [Gazette]
  • Could Claude Julien develop a better lineup if “character players” were left out of it? [Gazette]
  • The Habs remain one of the biggest surprises of this season. [NHL]
  • Paul Byron’s wife may be one of the keys to his success with the Canadiens. [Canadiens]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • John Tortorella thinks the NHL is too “friendly” nowadays. [Sportsnet]
  • A statistical look at teams when they pull the goaltender on the power play. [Hockey-Graphs]
  • The Tom Wilson saga continues, as the NHLPA appeals on his behalf. [TSN]
  • The CWHL is growing quickly, and relationships with the NHL could be a reason. [The Athletic]