Saturday Habs Headlines: Brendan Gallagher feels the Canadiens need more mental toughness

Brendan Gallagher says the team needs to be more mentally tough, Carey Price goes on short-term injury reserve, Charlie Lindgren recalled from the Rocket, and more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Brendan Gallagher admits his team needs more mental toughness, while calling out the team on “unacceptable” effort Thursday night. [TSN]
  • Frank Seravalli invites a pair of former NHL goaltenders to discuss the un-Carey-Price-like season that Carey Price is currently having. [TSN]
  • Part of the explanation surely lies in the all-star suffering from a lower-body injury. Montreal has recalled Charlie Lindgren to back up Al Montoya while Price recovers. [EOTP]
  • The call-up is a perfect example of the advantage Montreal gets from having the Rocket so close. [Montreal Gazette]
  • In the newest episode of the CHat, Phillip Danault and Jonathan Drouin discuss a variety of topics. [Canadiens]
  • After a rough showing in Minnesota, it looks like the Habs had some fun at the expense of Andrew Shaw. /
  • Byron Froese was named the first ever captain of the Laval Rocket. [Rocket YouTube]
  • Prospect Joni Ikonen is showing off his offensive skill this year. [The Athletic]
  • Lukas Vejdemo notched his fifth of the season in less than a minute on Friday. /
  • Ryan Poehling added a goal of his own:/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Alexander Radulov is off to a hot start in Dallas with 11 points in 13 games, but still has to field questions about his former team. Radu confirms he’s moved on from his time in Montreal. [La Presse]
  • This year is a crucial one in the development of Nikita Zadorov; the Colorado Avalanche need to figure out how to make the most of it. [MHH]
  • Analysis, no matter what statistic you use, has no set standard. The Winnipeg Jets are an example of just how NHL teams have yet to determine a clear-cut method to evaluate their teams. [AIH]
  • Rasmus Dahlin is still the most discussed prospect ahead of next summer’s draft, and the defenceman is only adding to his stock with strong play in Sweden. /
  • You have to see it to believe it. Former Habs goaltender Cristobal Huet, at 42 years of age, throwing down the gloves for a rumble. [TVA Sports]
  • There is growing support for the idea of eventually merging both professional women’s hockey leagues in North America. [NY Times]
  • The growth of the women’s game has been spurred on in part by college hockey. [The Crimson]/

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