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Friday Habs Headlines: Why do the Canadiens struggle to score goals on the road?

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In today’s links, the Canadiens can’t score away from Montreal, the future is murky for Fucale but bright for Primeau, and Durdon talks about qualities for a modern GM.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Canadiens can’t score away from the Bell Centre. But why? [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Canadiens organization awarded bursaries to two of the best student athletes in the Quebec Midget AAA Hockey League. [Montreal Gazette]
  • This has been a season to forget for many of the Habs’ players. [Hockey I/O (Video)]
  • In the wake of the Alex Barré-Boulet non-signing, Marc Dumont writes that the Canadiens look in their own backyard - the province of Quebec - more than people think. [The Athletic]
  • Having bounced around three leagues this season, the future is unknown for Zach Fucale. [Last Word on Hockey]
  • Cayden Primeau is one of ten semifinalists for the 2018 Mike Richter Award, honouring the most outstanding goaltender in the NCAA. [NCAA]
  • Ryan Poehling talks about his “Marek Malik” goal and his postseason play. [St. Cloud Times (Video)]
  • That goal by the Canadiens 2017 1st round draft pick is the talk of social media. [St. Cloud Times]
  • Hilary Knight joining Les Canadiennes could be a pivotal moment for the team and professional women’s hockey in general. [The Athletic]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • New Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Durdon talked to Elliotte Friedman about what he wants in a General Manager. [31 Thoughts]
  • Following Ron Francis’ departure, James Mirtle explores 10 NHL GMs who may be on the hotseat. [The Athletic]
  • The Edmonton Oilers really cannot score when Connor McDavid is off the ice. [TSN]
  • Why is Patrik Laine’s shot so good, and does he have a chance of surpassing Alex Ovechkin for this year’s Rocket Richard Trophy? [The Athletic]
  • Andrei Vasilevskiy is fighting fatigue, as the Tampa Bay Lightning enter the stretch run. [TSN]
  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson will weigh all of his options in free agency, and says money won’t be the only factor. [Sportsnet]
  • Vancouver Canucks draft pick Elias Petterson is now the all-time leader for most points in a single SHL season for a U20 player. [Sportsnet]
  • The Winnipeg Jets honoured lifetime fan Neil Hobson with a visit to MTS Place. [Winnipeg Jets]
  • Who lives in a pineapple under the rink? The ECHL’s Indy Fuel and Cincinnati Cyclones will be participating in a Spongebob Squarepants Theme Night on Friday. [SB Nation]