Saturday Habs Headlines: Claude Julien is a fan of Alex Galchenyuk's talent level

In today’s links, recapping a busy day in the NHL, Claude Julien talks about the upcoming season, and introducing the newest member of the Canadiens.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes:

  • Claude Julien spoke publically for the first time since the Jonathan Drouin trade. [RDS|Montreal Canadiens]/
  • Julien considers Alex Galchenyuk a part of his plans and a part of his team, and views the trade talks as standard for top players. [Amanda Stein|Jared Book]
  • The Canadiens’ coach weighed in on a few other players who might make the jump to the big team next season. [Amanda Stein]/
  • The Canadiens do not expect to make coaching staff changes for next season. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Pat Brisson confirmed that negotiations have started on a contract extension for Galchenyuk. [TVA]
  • Elliotte Friedman reports that the Habs were interested in Marc Methot, but could not convince him to waive his no-trade clause. [Elliotte Friedman]
  • The Habs were in on Brayden Schenn, but Marc Bergevin felt the price was too high. [Darren Dreger]
  • The newest member of the Montreal Canadiens organization is Ryan Poehling. [EOTP]
  • Poehling brings solid positioning, hustle, and underrated playmaking to your average shift. [Mitch Brown]/
  • The newest member of the Canadiens organization is honoured to don the CH. [TSN]
  • A look back at Carey Price’s top 10 saves of 2016-17. [Sportsnet]
  • We hear ya, Corey Cary Carey. [Instagram]/

Closer than Cory 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Around the league and elsewhere:

  • Nico Hischier is this year’s first overall selection. Nolan Patrick and Miro Heiskanen rounded out the top 3. [TSN|Sportsnet]
  • Finland played a prominent role in this year’s 1st round. [Elite Prospects]/
  • The Edmonton Oilers resigned Kris Russell to a 4 year/16 million dollar contract. [TSN]
  • T.J. Oshie has resigned with the Washington Capitals for 8 years/46 million dollars. [TSN]
  • The Arizona Coyotes are in a state of veritable flux. [TSN]
  • The Florida Panthers have named Jack Capuano an associate coach. [Florida Panthers]
  • The Chicago Blackhawks made a lot of moves, but did they get better? [Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Joe Sakic is not interested in trading Matt Duchene. [L.A. Lariviere]/

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