Wednesday Habs Headlines: Phillip Danault thriving as shutdown centre

In today’s links, Danault has emerged as a cornerstone down the middle for the Habs, the team reflects on a surprising October, and is Carey Price the best goalie ever to don the CH?

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Phillip Danault is thriving as a shutdown centre. [Sportsnet]
  • Contributing offensively is weighing on Joel Armia’s mind. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • The Habs reflect on a solid October. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Jose Theodore says that Max Domi has changed the image of the Canadiens. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Alzheimer’s disease may have trapped Henri Richard in his own world, but the Canadiens legend is still very much a part of the collective memory of Montrealers. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Carey Price is the best goaltender in Montreal Canadiens history, argues Adam Proteau. [The Score]
  • The Laval Rocket have a new way of getting around to away games./

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Mark Borowiecki is confused by his three-game suspension for hitting Cody Eakin, calling the play “a good hard hockey hit.” [Ottawa Sun]
  • Alex Ovechkin plays hero to special needs children from the American Special Hockey Association. []
  • The 2020 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship is coming to Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia. [CBC]
  • Power plays have evolved to the point where an “exceptional” unit is now par for the course, but there’s still room for improvement. [The Athletic]
  • Ben Bishop is not a fan of goaltending analytics. [ESPN]
  • Josh Ho-Sang is claiming that the New York Islanders are burying him, even in the minors. [New York Post]
  • Goalies around the league are voicing their concerns about the new smaller equipment - and it’s reflecting in their stats. [Sportsnet]
  • Five questions with Commander Chris Hadfield. []
  • The team Halloween party is a rite of passage across the NHL. [The Athletic]
  • Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Filip Hållander is impressing with Timra IK early on. [Pensburgh]/

From the wider world of sports

  • Looking at another club with a strong regional identity, how does Athletic Bilbao continue to succeed while producing 85% of its players from its own academy? [The Guardian]/

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