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Monday Habs Headlines: Claude Julien says the Canadiens need more urgency in their defence

In today’s links, Julien says the team needs to up their defensive game, Gallagher takes some of the blame for Saturday’s loss, and more.

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Montreal News and Notes

  • Claude Julien states that the urgency his team has to score is not bad but the urgency to defend is not good enough. [Sportsnet]
  • A look at Julien’s move to play Shea Weber with Ben Chiarot and pairing Victor Mete with Jeff Petry against the Rangers. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Instead of provoking things like he’s known to do, Brendan Gallagher admitted to often finding himself in the role of spectator during Saturday’s match-up. [RDS]
  • Andrew Zadarnowski joins The Weekend Game Plan to discuss the Habs’ current losing streak and more. [TSN 690]
  • If you missed Josh, an 18-year-old hockey enthusiast diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma, announce Saturday’s line up, it’s worth watching. And if you did see’s worth seeing again!

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • For 45 years, Bruce Bennett has captured hockey’s greatest players, teams and memories, and shaped the way we see the game. [Sportsnet]
  • The Winnipeg Jets rally around their massage therapist, Al Pritchard, during his cancer battles. [NHL]
  • Nashville Predators Viktor Arvidsson will be out for 4–6 weeks with a lower-body injury after being cross-checked by the St. Louis BluesRobert Bortuzzo on Saturday, [Sportsnet]
  • Alexander Kerfoot of the Toronto Maple Leafs will have a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for his hit on Colorado Avalanche’s Erik Johnson. [Sportsnet]