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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Nick Suzuki and Brendan Gallagher come to Dominique Ducharme’s defence

In today’s links, Suzuki and Gallagher defend Ducharme, St-Louis looking for team to allow less chances, remembering Gerry McNeil, how the 2022 top draft class are trending, and more.

Montreal Canadiens v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Five Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • In his newly released book, Pierre Gervais says Dominique Ducharme lost his locker room last season, but Nick Suzuki and Brendan Gallagher defended Ducharme. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Kirby Dach is benefiting from a change of scenery while Cole Caufield remains the player everyone looks for when the game is on the line. [RDS]
  • In his season debut, Mike Matheson didn’t have a great start but after moving past his first two bad shifts, he made up for it with his first goal. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Canadiens’ offence has started to take shape but Martin St-Louis now wants them to focus on allowing fewer chances at their end. [RDS]
  • Maëlla Cellestin and Timothée Harris, who read the starting lineup in the dressing room during Hockey Fights Cancer Night, can take some of the credit for Saturday’s victory. [Canadiens]
  • Remembering Gerry McNeil and his longest playoff shutout streak in Montreal history. [NHL]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Taking a look at how the Top 10 2022 NHL Draft picks are developing and trending so far. [Sportsnet]
  • For the second year in a row, an incident at a Charlottetown youth hockey tournament is drawing negative attention after a brawl broke out at an under-18 AA game. [CBC]
  • Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe gets curt in his response as to why Nick Robertson is still a healthy scratch. [Sportsnet]
  • For many reasons, it was the Western Conference holding most of the talent but the tables seem to be turning. [TSN]
  • How the NHL could benefit from trying new rules. [The Hockey News]