Thursday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty wants NHL participation at Olympics

Here are your daily links, including Pacioretty’s comments on the Olympics, Price not feeling 100%, and the need for Galchenyuk to shoot more often

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • While the latest news from the NHL on the 2018 Olympics has been to expect them not to partake, Max Pacioretty believes the league’s players should be there. [SN]
  • Claude Julien has stated that Carey Price isn’t feeling his best, though there doesn’t seem to be much cause for concern: /
  • The team needs more shots from Alex Galchenyuk during the powerplay. [RDS]
  • Bob McKenzie joined TSN 690 to discuss whether Claude Julien will be happy with how his team has been operating despite a lack of power play success. [TSN 690]
  • Pacioretty shared some insight on how his line with Radulov and Galchenyuk works together. [Twitter]
  • The WHL has announced its 2016-17 first All-Star teams. Habs prospect Noah Juulsen is on the West team. /
  • Michael McNiven earned the Dave Pinkney Trophy, due to the Owen Sound Attack owning the lowest team GAA in the league. [OSA]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • If the NHL does indeed skip out on the 2018 Olympics, would it really make much difference to the fans? [SN]
  • The divisional playoff format adopted by the NHL in recent seasons is now drawing criticism for the match-ups its creating. [TSN]
  • Jack Han looks back on a season that very nearly culminated with a championship for the McGill Martlets. [The Athletic]
  • Red Wings prospect Axel Holmstrom impressing early in SHL playoffs [WiiM]/

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