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

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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 it...it’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]