Friday Habs Headlines: Friedman speculates on Alex Galchenyuk’s future

In today’s links, Elliotte Friedman opines on Alex Galchenyuk’s, Sylvain Lefebvre looks more likely than ever to return behind the bench, and Marie-Philip Poulin is setting new standards.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes:

  • What are the options available to Marc Bergevin heading into the entry draft? [TSN 690]
  • Elliotte Friedman thinks that the Habs “will try to trade [Alex] Galchenyuk”. [FanRag Sports]
  • André Tourigny says he has not been approached by the Canadiens in any official context and that Sylvain Lefebvre will be behind the bench of the Laval Rocket next season. [La Presse]
  • Nikita Nesterov’s agent says rumours linking the blueliner with Traktor Chelyabinsk of the KHL are false. [Dan Milstein]/
  • With the Grand Prix of Montreal upcoming, the Canadiens look back at Patrice Brisebois’ racing hobby. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • In honour of National Best Friend Day yesterday, the Habs took a look at the bromance between Alex and Brendan. [Montreal Canadiens]/

Around the league and elsewhere:

  • Marie-Philip Poulin is breaking glass ceilings in raising the visibility and commercial viability of women’s hockey. [La Presse]
  • Craig Button’s final rankings pick Nico Hischier over Nolan Patrick. [TSN]
  • Brian Burke’s comments regarding a new arena for the Calgary Flames were not well received by mayor Naheed Nenshi. [Sportsnet]
  • Darren Dreger looks at trade rumours around the league, with Jordan Eberle especially in the crosshairs. [TSN]
  • The Edmonton Oilers have begun contract talks with pending UFA Kris Russell. [TSN]
  • Mika Zibanejad has released his debut single. [Youtube]
  • No hockey players have made Forbes’ list of the world’s top 100 highest-paid athletes. [Forbes]
  • Since the NHL removes the oldest ring from the trophy in order to make room for the newest champions, the day is coming when the likes of Maurice Richard and Gordie Howe won’t have their names on the Stanley Cup anymore. [The Hockey News]
  • Mike Bossy writes a letter to his younger self. [The Players’ Tribune]/

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