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Thursday Habs Headlines: How Claude Julien made it to 1200 games

Here are your daily links, including a discussion of Claude Julien’s adaptability, Brendan Gallagher’s on-ice reputation, how the Habs beat the Bruins, and more.

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NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Arizona Coyotes Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Coaching in the NHL as long as Claude Julien has requires a lot of adaptability. [TSN 690]
  • Any Habs fan could have put Brendan Gallagher on this list of Canadian teams’ “heartbeat” players. [TSN]
  • Defeating the Bruins required the Canadiens to shut down their opponent’s impressive top line. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Which defunct NHL awards should be brought back? [The Athletic]
  • The tragic story of Ryan Crowther, and why hockey fans should be paying attention [The Athletic]
  • Jack Hughes led all rookies in hype coming into the season, but where does he fall in that group now? [Sportsnet]
  • The Dallas Stars unveiled their sharp new Winter Classic threads on Wednesday.