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Sunday Habs Headlines: Claude Julien — “The urgency to defend is not good enough”

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In today’s links, the coach is unhappy with his team’s effort,

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Claude Julien could stomach losses when the Canadiens were outplaying opponents, but not when his side was second-best last night. [98.5 FM]
  • Not paying the proper attention to defensive details has been an issue for the Canadiens for some time now, says Benoit Brunet. [98.5 FM]
  • Before last night’s offensive explosion, Max Domi stated he wasn’t panicking about his production. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Gianni Fairbrother was the top story in WHL play on Friday night, as the defenceman netted two goals in a 6-1 win. [WHL.ca]
  • If you missed it yesterday, how Karl Alzner is aiding in the development of Josh Brook. [EOTP]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Canadiens aren’t the only team with a poor penalty kill. There’s one hurting the Buffalo Sabres as well. [Die By The Blade]
  • The deadline to commit to the World Cup of Hockey for next season is fast approaching, and plenty of important news on the Maple Leafs. [Sportsnet]

The wide world of sports

  • You’ve seen enough frustrating hockey over the past week. Why not switch gears and watch Canada take on Rafael Nadal and Team Spain in tennis’s Davis Cup Final today? [Sportsnet]