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Sunday Habs Headlines: Brendan Gallagher and Phillip Danault among best players at extending offence

In today’s links, two members of the Canadiens’ top line are elite at regaining rebounds, Chiarot enjoys family time, the NHL is working on ways to lessen the economic impact of the season suspension, while Borje Salming reminds us all why the world is on pause in the first place.

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NHL: FEB 04 Canadiens at Devils

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Andrew Berkshire’s weekly mailbag looks at some of the top rebound-retrievers in the league; a list that includes Brendan Gallagher and Phillip Danault. [Sportsnet]
  • Ben Chiarot wishes he was still playing hockey, but is thoroughly enjoying an unexpected period of family time. [La Presse]
  • Andrei Markov wasn’t just a great player himself. He boosted the play — and the value — of those who played with him. [Sportsnet]
  • How the Canadiens are incorporating biometrics into player training and recovery. [The Athletic]
  • There are many players currently in the league who will become Hall of Famers in the future. Carey Price and Shea Weber may be two of them. [Last Word on Hockey]
  • Joël Bouchard discussed the development of all of Montreal’s main prospects playing in Laval. []

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Bouchard isn’t the only one trying to stay in coaching mode during this pause. Plenty of NHL bench bosses are trying to keep their coaching minds engaged. []
  • There has been no offers presented between Taylor Hall’s agent and the Arizona Coyotes. [Sportsnet]
  • With one final paycheque due to them this season, NHL players are currently discussing whether to give that up in an effort to reduce the season’s escrow percentage. [TSN]
  • Leaving the salary cap at $81.5 million for the next three years could be another option toward that same goal. [New York Post]
  • In a bid to restart the season, the league has looked into the possibility of playing games at neutral sites, but that hasn’t progressed to a stage where the NHL and NHLPA have begun negotiating parameters. [TSN]
  • Ilya Kovalchuk is confident in the Washington CapitalsStanley Cup aspirations, and hopes they still get the chance to realize them. []
  • Dustin Byfuglien’s contract has been terminated by the Winnipeg Jets. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Dave Tippett believes the new NHL franchise in Seattle will be the best expansion team the league has ever seen. []
  • Borje Salming suspects he was recently sick with the coronavirus, and believes he came very close to dying from it. []