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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Michael McNiven is the ECHL’s Goalie of the Week

In today’s links, more accolades for a Canadiens netminder, looking back at Claude Julien’s career, and should the Panthers be worried about Sergei Bobrovsky?

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Michael McNiven is the ECHL Goaltender of the Week. [ECHL]
  • Max Domi is debuting special sticks to raise awareness for diabetes. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Twelve memorable moments in Claude Julien’s career as he coached his 1,200th game last night. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Jose Theodore highlights Keith Kinkaid as a weakness for the Habs. [Journal de Montreal]
  • A tour of Nick Cousins’ house. [Youtube]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Boston Bruins, thanks to Zdeno Chara, have no hazing practices of any kind for their first-year players. [The Athletic]
  • With 1,500 games under his belt, Chara has forged a career as large as his physical stature. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Buffalo Sabres are having issues creating offence at even strength. [Die by the Blade]
  • How gender diverse is your average NHL hockey operations department? [The Athletic]
  • How worried should the Florida Panthers be about Sergei Bobrovsky’s start? [ProHockeyTalk]
  • A look at the roles of religion and faith in the NHL. [The Athletic]
  • A Tyler Toffoli trade could be a win for all parties involved. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • “The secret everybody knows”: how cocaine and MDMA use is growing within the league. [The Athletic]
  • Alain Vigneault is rediscovering his love for hockey. [RDS]
  • What’s next for Dustin Byfuglien and the Winnipeg Jets? [Sportsnet]