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Friday Habs Headlines: The Galchenyuk-Domi trade six months later

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In today’s links, revisiting the Galchenyuk-Domi trade, Hockey Canada announces its roster for the Spengler Cup, and questioning whether offence or defence is more valuable in today’s game.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Max Domi has been electric, but don’t count Alex Galchenyuk out yet. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The Domi-Galchenyuk trade, six months down the road. [La Presse]
  • Eric Engels argues that the Canadiens are already clear winners of the trade. [Sportsnet]
  • Reflecting on the Domi-Galchenyuk trade. [TSN]
  • Five former members of the Montreal Canadiens will play for Team Canada at the 2018 Spengler Cup. [Hockey Canada]
  • The Peter Principle is catching up to Jordie Benn yet again. [The Athletic]
  • How a lesson learned from the Karl Alzner signing helped Marc Bergevin acquire Tomas Tatar and Max Domi. [The Athletic]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • What happened with the messy Dave Hakstol firing? [31 Thoughts]
  • The starting goaltender on the top team in NCAA women’s hockey is positive about facing adversity in her second season. [Winnipeg Free Press]
  • Alex Galchenyuk vows to bounce back from a slow start. [RDS]
  • John Klingberg’s return could be the boost that the Dallas Stars need to make the playoffs. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • John Gibson is having a historically good season. [ESPN]
  • Patrik Berglund has cleared waivers and will have his contract terminated by the Buffalo Sabres. [Die by the Blade]
  • One Washington Capitals’ fan’s quest to retrieve a beloved cap tossed on the ice during an Alex Ovechkin hat trick. [Washington Post]
  • Cam Ward will honour Charlie Gardiner on his Winter Classic mask. [InGoal Magazine]
  • J.J. Watt wants an NHL team in Houston. [Houston Chronicle]
  • Are offence and defence equal in value in the modern NHL? [The Faceoff Circle]
  • John Tortorella wants his team to shoot for empty nets, icing risk be damned. [The Athletic]
  • Ex-Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee pleads guilty to harassment. [TSN]