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Thursday Habs Headlines: Brendan Gallagher focusing on the positives

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Brendan Gallagher took to social media to thank fans, even while acknowledging how rough the season turned out to be:/

  • With major changes promised for the organization, how might each of the Habs’ performances in 2017-18 factor in? [Radio-Canada]
  • Despite missing the Calder Cup Playoffs yet again, Sylvain Lefebvre is optimistic about next season with Laval. [RDS]
  • Jeff Petry’s youngest son may follow in dad’s footsteps:/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Which teams have the best chance of preventing a Penguins three-peat? [The Guardian]
  • Jaromir Jagr says he would be “more happy” if he returned to the NHL. [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
  • As 15 teams head into the off-season, rumours and whispers are gaining more traction. [31 Thoughts]
  • Gary Bettman remained artfully vague when asked about Ken Dryden’s suggestion that the NHL ban hits to the head:/

  • Two Canadian examples show how NHL teams can become real contenders. [Sportsnet]
  • Unsurprisingly, Peter Chiarelli reveals that changes will be coming to Edmonton this off-season. [TSN]
  • Apparently it’s even tougher to get Leafs playoff tickets than anyone thought. [The Hamilton Spectator]
  • The Ottawa Senators have named Chris Neil as an alumni ambassador. [RDS]
  • Tyler Johnson is no stranger to being underestimated, and he’s ready to take advantage of Tampa’s “second chance” at the Stanley Cup. [The Players’ Tribune]
  • After a unanimous vote, the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoffs will continue. [TSN]
  • Artemi Panarin opened up about his difficult path to becoming an NHL star. [The Athletic]
  • The Washington Capitals took the fewest shots in the league this season, but they made them count. [Washington Post]
  • Likely matching up against Patrice Bergeron in the first round, Auston Matthews will have his work cut out for him. [TSN]
  • In the wake of a tragedy, media members like Dave Diebert have the difficult job of continuing to provide coverage. [The Scrum Podcast]
  • Team China is making a lasting impression at this year’s IIHF Division I Group B Women’s World Championship. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Statistically speaking, who should win at the NHL Awards this year? [TSN]
  • It’s their first time in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the Vegas Golden Knights are making it a spectacle to remember:/

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