Thursday Habs Headlines: Nathan Beaulieu looking to take advantaged of increased minutes

Here are your daily links, including Nathan Beaulieu’s opportunity, Brendan Gallagher’s slump, and the evolution of Max Pacioretty as captain.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Nathan Beaulieu has taken advantage of his newfound ice-time in the absence of Andrei Markov, stating his belief that playing more will make him a better player. [JDM]
  • Pierre McGuire has expressed some concern about the play of Brendan Gallagher and whether the Christmas break might revitalize him. [TSN 690]
  • In the eyes of Bertrand Raymond, Max Pacioretty has become a better captain for the Canadiens this season: /
  • Taking a gamble on Alexander Radulov in the off-season has clearly paid off for the Habs, as they managed to acquire one of the NHL’s most talented players. [SI]
  • Michel Therrien was not pleased with his team’s effort versus Tampa Bay/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Puck Daddy counts down the top ten goals of 2016 from around the world of hockey. [Puck Daddy]
  • Take a look at some of the best players from around the NCAA who are making a push for the Hobey Baker halfway through the season. [Puck Daddy]
  • Injuries continue to plague the Pittsburgh Penguins, who will now be without defenceman Brian Dumoulin for over a month. [Penguins]
  • From the Croatian club Medvescak Zagreb, Montrealer Francis Pare will be heading to the KHL All Star Game. [Medvescak (Croatian)]/

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