Saturday Habs Headlines: Montreal headed in right direction, but needs to improve the AHL-to-NHL pipeline

Your daily links, looking at the Canadiens’ recent positive signs, the IceCaps familiar woes, what P.K. Subban would do if he was boss, and more.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Despite a resounding loss in Calgary, Montreal has shown signs of the ship having turned back in the right direction. [NHL/Kevin Weekes]
  • Brendan Gallagher spills the beans on his training partner and pal Milan Lucic. [Canadiens]
  • Secondary scoring and depth offence is hard to come by for the Canadiens. [La Presse]
  • Once again, the St. John’s IceCaps are in danger of missing the playoffs, making the Habs’ AHL affiliate one of the least successful franchises in recent years. [La Presse]
  • With an estimate for next year’s financial situation, we’ve updated our visual tracker of the Canadiens’ salary cap. [EOTP]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Jakub Voracek calls NHL’s plan to avoid Olympics ‘absolutely ridiculous.’  [SB Nation]
  • Zach Werenski, who set a new Columbus Blue Jackets rookie points record, deserves more talk in the Calder Trophy conversation. [1st Ohio Battery]
  • Eric Duhatschek delves into the evolution of the NHL coach over the league’s existence. [The Globe & Mail]
  • P.K. Subban joins Bill Simmons on his podcast to talk about, among other things, what he would do if he were the commissioner. [Puck Daddy]
  • There are fewer and fewer reasons for the NHL to remain in Arizona. [Montreal Gazette]
  • A Pittsburgh Penguins fan made amazing use of an extra ticket, and “made the life” of a local homeless man. [Bar South N Celly]/

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