Monday Habs Headlines: Carey Price is focusing on the puck, not the stats

Here are your daily links including Price’s focus is not on stats but on stopping the puck, Gallagher has become a cornerstone for the Canadiens, Laval delivers teddy bears, and more

Montreal News and Notes

  • Stéphane Waite is encouraging Carey Price to not worry not about the stats, but instead just focus on whatever it takes to stop the puck. [NHL]
  • He’s small. He doesn’t have an elite skill. But none of that matters. Brendan Gallagher has become a cornerstone for the Canadiens. [Sportsnet]
  • On Habs Breakfast, Andrew Zadarnowski discusses the Habs’ win over Vegas, the eventual return of Joel Armia, and more. [TSN 690]
  • Alex Burrows sees potential in Jake Evans, Michael McCarron, and Byron Froese. [TVA]
  • Laval Rocket players deliver teddy bears that were collected during the Teddy Bear Toss on December 1 to St-Norbert elementary./
  • After leading the Habs to victory on Saturday afternoon, Claude Julien helped mold young minds. /

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Almost four years ago, Johan “The Mule” Franzén suffered his last concussion. Since then, he’s been through a nightmare. [Expressen]
  • Thanks to the league overflowing with players enjoying monster years, the NHL faces tough All-Star Game selection process. [Sportsnet]
  • After not getting an invitation to the World Junior Championship last year, Owen Tippet raised his game and has landed the role of a lifetime this year with Team Canada. [NHL]
  • Erik Karlsson gets slapped with a two-game suspension for an illegal check to the head/

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