Wednesday Habs Headlines: “[M]échanceté incroyable” — Daniel Briere sounds off on Michel Therrien

In today’s links, Briere has harsh words for Therrien in his memoirs, the Canadiens get involved with charity, and a look at the mental grind of being a hockey player.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • “‘Y'a personne dans la chambre qui te respecte! Y'a personne qui veut jouer avec toi!’ C'était d'une méchanceté incroyable.“ Daniel Briere torches Michel Therrien in his new book. [Radio-Canada | Google Translate]
  • Why do the best free agents not want to come to Montreal? The latest Carey Price saga sheds some light on that, according to Jose Theodore. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Carey Price changed the complexion of the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets with one save. [The Athletic]
  • Daniel Audette is inspired by the road traveled by Charles Hudon. [RDS]
  • Brendan Gallagher is a big hit with the kids at the Shriners Hospital. [Montreal Gazette]
  • ICYMI: Ann-Sophie Bettez is the new captain of Les Canadiennes, taking over for Marie-Philip Poulin who is away with Team Canada. [EOTP]
  • The Canadiens are holding their #ourGOALtoASSIST RadioTeleDON on Wednesday. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Artturi Lehkonen is taking up the Shaved Head Challenge in support of Leucan and kids fighting cancer. [Artturi Lehkonen]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Mental illness has "nothing to do" with mental toughness. How Mike Babcock is fighting stereotypes in the macho world of hockey. [CBC News]
  • Elliotte Friedman looks into how media negativity really affects players on-ice performance. [Sportsnet]
  • The United States will once again be loaded with talent at this year’s World Junior Championship. [TSN]
  • New York Islanders general manager Doug Weight thinks Nick Leddy is a Norris Trophy candidate. [TSN]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs are reportedly interested in Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Ian Cole, who is heing shopped. [TSN]
  • Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog has been suspended for four games for a cross-check to the Calgary Flames' Matthew Tkachuk. [TSN]
  • In an article completely and thoroughly irrelevant to the Montreal Canadiens’ fanbase, Down Goes Brown outlines the 20 stages of realizing your team is terrible. [Sportsnet]
  • Travis Yost thinks Mitch Marner's early-season struggles are cause for concern. [TSN]
  • Rene Fasel and the IIHF support Olympic participation for clean Russian Federation athletes. [TSN]
  • The Nashville Predators have terminated their affiliation with the Norfolk Admirals of the ECHL. [Norfolk Admirals]
  • Famed Detroit Red Wings scout Håkan Andersson reveals in his book about how Nicklas Lidstrom almost became a New York Ranger. [Patrik Bexell]/

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