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Friday Habs Headlines: Claude Julien unhappy with last night’s officiating

In today’s links, the coach’s displeasure with some striped men, the Canadiens’ blue-liners among the most physical in the league, and looking at the 2021 draft class.

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NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Philadelphia Flyers Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Philadelphia Flyers had six power plays to Montreal’s zero last night, and the coach was none too happy about that disparity:
  • The Habs need to go all-in with their young guns. [Hockey Inside/Out]
  • Three Canadiens are among the top 25 defenders of the league when it comes to hits. [Journal de Montreal]
  • There’s no reason for Jesperi Kotkaniemi to be sent to the AHL, as some have suggested. [TVA Sports]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Hockey players are shifting from beer to wine as their adult beverage of choice. [The Athletic]
  • Defencemen dominate the 2021 draft class. [TSN]
  • Michel Therrien is finding a second wind with the Philadelphia Flyers. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Lars Eller is having a stealthily amazing season. [Japers Rink]
  • The Minnesota Wild have been one of the biggest disappointments this season. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Swedish stars pick their own All-Swede teams. [The Athletic]
  • Alexander Steen will be out for four weeks with a sprained ankle. [ESPN]
  • Pierre McGuire thinks that Steve Yzerman might trade Filip Zadina. [The Detroit News]
  • Craig MacTavish talks about his whirlwind three months in the KHL. [TSN]
  • A one-on-one interview with Sergei Fedorov. [The Caviar Diplomat]
  • Inside the strange world of hockey slang. [The Athletic]
  • Why was Robby Fabbri shipped out of St. Louis? [TSN]