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Friday Habs Headlines: Dominique Ducharme brings back the familiar for Phillip Danault

In today’s links, Dominique Ducharme is using Phillip Danault in a manner that he’s more used to, investigating the qualities that make for a good goalie coach, and the decline of the Nashville Predators.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Phillip Danault’s usage under Dominique Ducharme is more in-line with what he’s used to. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • Marc Dumont sits down with Habs alumni Gilbert Dionne and Patrice Brisebois. [YouTube (French)]
  • Host Julian McKenzie breaks down the Canadiens special teams and the surprise dismissal of Stephane Waite. [Hockey Inside/Out (Video)]
  • What are the hallmarks of a good goaltending coach? [La Presse]

Around the world and elsewhere

  • Is Darnell Nurse good enough to drive play when Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl aren’t on the ice? [TSN]
  • Sidney Crosby has been activated from the NHL’s COVID-19 list. [Sportsnet]
  • The obsession with a top centreman, combined with Pekka Rinne’s decline, has led the Nashville Predators into a dead end. [La Presse]
  • How a conversation with head coach Bruce Cassidy’s wife helped change Brad Marchand from his opponent-licking ways. [The Athletic]
  • The latest news on a potential national TV (and streaming) deal for the NHL with ESPN. [The Athletic]
  • The IIHF has postponed the Women’s World Hockey Championship, to be held in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, from April to May. [Sportsnet]
  • 13-year-old Matéo Pérusse-Shortte, together with his mother, is starting a hockey diversity group in Quebec to make the sport more inclusive by allowing players of colour to share their experiences. [CBC]
  • Courtney Szto’s book ‘Changing on the Fly’ explores the damaging myths of hockey culture in Canada. [The Tyee]