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Saturday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens hold a special place in Montreal

In today’s links, Montreal’s unique bond with the Canadiens, Max Domi met a Flyers legend and why Gary Bettman isn’t quite fond of the Olympics.

Maurice Richard Holding Stanley Cup

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • No other professional sports team can replicate the effect that the Canadiens have on the city of Montreal. [LA Times]
  • With his goal against the Boston Bruins, Paul Byron might have just gotten back on track. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Max Domi was honoured to have the opportunity to sit down and talk to Flyers legend Bobby Clarke. [NHL]
  • The Canadiens have quietly produced the most balanced offence in the entire NHL. [TSN]
  • A Canadiens prospect is quickly turning heads:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • NHL commissioner Gary Bettman isn’t a fan of how the Olympics impact his league’s schedule. [Sportsnet]
  • Ève Gascon is looking to follow in the footsteps of her idol, Charline Labonté. [Hockey Canada]
  • Humboldt Broncos player Ryan Straschnitzki was able to move his leg after undergoing major spinal surgery in Thailand. [CTV News]
  • The Carolina Hurricanes have continued to embrace the military connections they have fostered over the years. [Canes Country]
  • Injury rates dropped drastically in some bantam hockey leagues after bodychecking was banned. [CBC]
  • Exactly this: