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Thursday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens mid-season coaching shake-up

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In today’s links, the hockey world chimes in on the Habs coaching change, Gallagher vents about Tuesday’s disallowed goal, will Price up his game now that there’s fresh blood behind the bench, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The players' had a hand in Marc Bergevin’s coaching changes due to their unhappiness starting to show on the ice. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Bergevin is banking on Dominique Ducharme and Alex Burrows to bring “new life and new energy” to the team. [Sportsnet]
  • Taking a look at the new coaches by the numbers. Burrows: [Canadiens] Ducharme: [Canadiens]
  • After a late goal was called back in Tuesday night’s loss to the Senators, Brendan Gallagher is still scratching his head at the call. [Sportsnet]
  • Now that a new coach has the reigns, will Carey Price’s performance pick up, or is there cause for concern? [TSN]
  • Georges Laraque shares how he saw the firing of Julien coming, Price struggles, and is Burrows one to watch for a head coaching position in the future. [SN650]
  • Taking a look at what usually happens after a mid-season coaching change and what’s in store for the Canadiens. [Sportsnet]
  • The hockey world takes to Twitter to have their say about the Claude Julien and Kirk Muller firing. [Sportsnet]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Calgary Flames coach Geoff Ward took the news of Julien’s firing hard. [Sportsnet]
  • Vancouver Canucks forward Antoine Roussel has been fined for roughing against unwilling participant Edmonton Oilers forward Jesse Puljujarvi during Tuesday’s game. [Sportsnet]
  • After blowing a 3-0 first-period lead, Canucks captain Bo Horvat said the team needs to “mature as a group”. [TSN]
  • Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Mark Friedman has been claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Penguins. [TSN]
  • Only seven NHL goalies have ever made the goaltender scoring a goal, on their own shot attempt, from the other end of the ice super-goal. [ESPN]