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Tuesday Habs Headlines: For Gallagher it’s all about the chance to win

For Gallagher, the opportunity to win will be more important than the money in his next contract, Jayden Struble’s rise, Aliu establishes a youth BIPOC team in Toronto, and more in today’s links.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Money is important, but it’s not Brendan Gallagher’s top priority for his next contract. [NHL | The Athletic | Montreal Gazette | Canadiens | Tri-City News]
  • Gallagher says he’s progressing well, though still has some procedures ahead of him. [TSN | CBC]
  • Money might not be Gallagher’s priority, but he deserves a raise. So how will Montreal handle that? [TSN]
  • Jayden Struble credits the recent success of his his NCAA path to his parents. [Canadiens]
  • Eric Engles discusses what the addition of Joel Edmundson means for the rest of the Canadiens’ off season. [Sportsnet]
  • Craig Button talks about Montreal’s organizational depth, and what they may be looking for in the 2020 draft. [TSN]
  • Amongst the Canadian teams, Montreal’s playoff showing — while displaying some issues — also gave a tantalizing preview of things which could lead to playoff success in the future. [Sportsnet]
  • Victor Mete and his girlfriend Courtney Petrachek got engaged! [TVA]
  • Lucas Vejdemo was originally on the Habs playoff roster, it turns out. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Akim Aliu has begun a BIPOC youth team in Toronto. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Geoff Ward is now officially Calgary’s head coach. [TSN]
  • Steven Stamkos is back on the ice, but his return is still some way off. [Sportsnet]
  • The bubble has shrunk lately, and remains COVID free. [Sportsnet]
  • Mark Giordano wins the Mike Messier award. [Sportsnet]
  • David Amber and Brian Burke talk about Yanic Duplessis’ coming out, and how the QMJHL can support him. [Twitter]