Tuesday Habs Headlines: Who can step up during Alex Galchenyuk’s injury?

Today’s headlines include conversations on Galchenyuk, debate on the concussion protocol, plaudits for the NHL’s top players, and more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Habs announced on Monday that Alex Galchenyuk is out indefinitely with a knee injury. We looked at the available options to step in and fill his skates. [EOTP]
  • Bob McKenzie spoke about Alexander Radulov’s ability to play that top-line centre role. [TSN690]
  • No matter how you look at it, life without Galchenyuk would be rough on the Canadiens. [NHL]
  • If you told Phillip Danault one year ago that he’d play for the Canadiens, he’d probably not believe you. But a lot can change in one year. [Canadiens.com]
  • Our very own Robyn Flynn and Andrew Zadarnowski weighed in on the Canadiens’ current identity and system, and whether or not Artturi Lehkonen is a true fit for a top-six role. [TSN690]
  • Les Canadiennes’ superstar Caroline Ouellette is getting closer to two milestones after a stellar weekend in Boston. [EOTP]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Jack Han did not get into coaching through traditional methods, but his vision is to take his game to the pro level. [TSN]
  • After some controversy surrounding Connor McDavid being subjected to the concussion protocol, the NHL is confident its approach is the correct one. [Puck Daddy]
  • Two goalies and a goalie’s nightmare are named the NHL’s Three Stars of the Week. [NHL]
  • It seems an appropriate time to ask the question of whether or not we’ve seen the peak of what a goaltender can do. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • David Perron is relishing in his rebirth with the Blues in St. Louis. [La Presse]
  • A ticket broker believes that demand for Vancouver Canucks tickets is at an all-time low. [The Score]
  • Elliotte Friedman believes things could change quickly given the ownership involvement in Vancouver. [FanRag Sports]
  • Dave Lozo and Sean McIndoe have a conversation about Patrik Laine, parity in the NHL, and All-Star voting. [Vice Sports]
  • This week’s edition of NHL Slow-Mo is no less thrilling than those before. [NHL]
  • Former Colorado Avalanche player Marek Svatos passed away in his home near Denver, as the result of a drug overdose. [TSN]
  • Nolan Patrick, a candidate to be next year’s first-overall NHL draft pick, will not play in the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championship. [NBC Sports]
  • Maxime Talbot is still playing professional hockey, and he’s been named one of the players of the week in the KHL. [JdM]
  • Anders Nilsson talks about the rainbow flag on his mask, and wanting to help tackle homophobia in sports. [Buffalo News]
  • Two Swedish junior teams played a single game and accumulated nearly 900 penalty minutes. [SB Nation]/

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