Saturday Habs Headlines: Gallagher and Lehkonen among players to watch

Brendan Gallagher can bounce back to his usual form this year, Artturi Lehkonen looks to make waves in his sophomore season, Alex Galchenyuk tops the T25U25 series and more.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • All signs point to Brendan Gallagher’s performance bouncing back next year. [NHL]
  • EA Sports thinks highly of Gallagher too, and he noticed. [Twitter]/
  • Daniel Carr is also a Gally fan. [Canadiens]
  • Some rookies had solid years but flew under the radar in 2016-17. Artturi Lehkonen features in this list of sophomores to watch out for next season. [FRS]
  • After it’s all said and done, Alex Galchenyuk is your top Habs prospect in our Top 25 Under 25 series. [EOTP]
  • Zach Fucale is heading to camp with a renewed sense of confidence. [Canadiens]
  • Puck Daddy’s alternative history series “what if...” comes to Montreal begging the question, what if the Habs had drafted Anze Kopitar instead of Carey Price? [Puck Daddy]
  • Ahead of Will Butcher’s decision on Sunday, it’s being reaffirmed that the Habs are not contending for his services. [Patrick Caisse]
  • Canadiens legend Yvan Cournoyer has some excellent custom work done on his ride. [Dave Stubbs]/
  • In the latest Morning Show quiz, the guys are asked who the Habs’ centres are. [TSN 690]
  • Mitch Gallo believes the Canadiens need more than just Carey Price to contend. [TSN 1410]
  • Friday marked a birthday for the last coach to win Montreal a Stanley Cup. [Dave Stubbs]/
  • If you’re into the ECHL or all things in the Habs family, then you’ll want to know there’s a new Brampton Beast podcast. [Beast]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Former Habs blue-liner Alexei Emelin is the lowlight of his former club’s worst defensive game last season. [The Athletic]
  • PK Subban is coming to Montreal next week. [Instagram]
  • EOTP’s own Patrik Bexell got a scoop on Nashville’s signing of Victor Ejdsell. [OtF]
  • The Team Canada girls enjoy Fridays, as we all should. [Shannon Szabados]/
  • Jared Book was on hand to recap a USA-Canada series in preparation for the January Worlds. [The Ice Garden]/

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