Thursday Habs Headlines: Claude Julien’s system should lead to more scoring chances

Here are your daily links, including Claude Julien’s style of play, and more fallout from the coaching shake-up.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The hiring of Claude Julien should lead to more controlled entries, and more scoring chances for the Canadiens. [TSN 690]
  • The Canadiens weren’t the only team in on Julien, as both the Vancouver Canucks and Vegas Golden Knights were in the hunt. [Twitter]
  • Brendan Gallagher expresses his belief that a change was necessary, as the team was trending in the wrong direction. [TSN 690]
  • Now-former head coach Michel Therrien mentioned that following the club’s game in Arizona he could sense the end of his tenure was coming [Machabee]
  • Habs goalie prospect Michael McNiven continues his dominant play/
  • There was plenty of information given at yesterday’s press conferences with Marc Bergevin and new head coach Claude Julien, which you can read here. [EOTP | Bergevin | Julien]
  • Serge Savard, who played an important role in the hiring of Bergevin, agreed with his decision to move on from Therrien. /
  • Pierre LeBrun reports that Gerard Gallant never spoke with Bergevin about the coaching availability despite the Habs asking permission. [Twitter]
  • Long-time Habs reporter Dave Stubbs had nothing but positive words for Michel Therrien after the news broke that he would be on his way out of Montreal. [Twitter]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Former Hab Tom Gilbert has been traded from the Los Angeles Kings to the Washington Capitals. [JR]
  • David Clarkson is facing the reality that he may never play professional hockey again - but that doesn’t mean that the dream is over. [Columbus Dispatch]
  • Former NHL goaltender Corey Hirsch discusses his suicide attempt, and living with OCD. [TPT]
  • We may like to think that hockey is accessible for everyone, but is what the NHL is doing through You Can Play enough? [SSS]/

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