Wednesday Habs Headlines: Brendan Gallagher fitting in on the top line

In today’s links, Brendan Gallagher’s looking good with Pacioretty and Drouin, season previews abound with differing takes on the Canadiens’ fortunes, and Carey Price is still the definitive best goaltender in the league.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Brendan Gallagher is looking like a good fit on the Habs’ first line. [Montreal Gazette]
  • “A season of ifs.” Arpon Basu and Marc-Antoine Godin chat about the Canadiens. [The Athletic]
  • Karl Subban is hoping to inspire parents with his new book. [Montreal Gazette]
  • “Why should I be angry at the Montreal Canadiens?” asks Karl Subban. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Carey Price is the best goalie in the league, say NHL executives and coaches. [The Athletic]
  • SB Nation (and our Justin Blades) previews the Canadiens. [SB Nation]
  • Previewing the Atlantic Division. [RDS]
  • RDS experts make their 2017-18 predictions. [RDS]
  • The decision to retain all of the Canadiens’ assistant coaches this off-season was Claude Julien’s. [TVA Sports]/
  • Where does Pacioretty-Drouin-Gallagher rank among the NHL’s #1 lines? [TSN]
  • Michael McNiven will join the Brampton Beast of the ECHL. [Laval Rocket]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Is hockey’s warrior culture worth the hidden costs? [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • 31 bold predictions about the 2017-18 NHL season. [TSN]
  • Everything you need to know about all 31 teams for this NHL season. [SB Nation]
  • Both Marian Hossa and Joffrey Lupul have been officially cleared to join the LTIR. [TSN-Hossa | TSN-Lupul]
  • When it comes to roster movement, there might be a logic behind what appears to fans as illogical. [The Athletic]
  • Mikhail Sergachev is poised to start the season with the Tampa Bay Lightning. [TSN]
  • It doesn't matter what position Rasmus Dahlin plays. [Szymon Szemberg]/
  • The Atlanta Braves international spending scandal is a mere symptom of how sports is rigged in the favour of labour and against the athletes. [CBS Sports]/

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