Saturday Habs Headlines: Claude Julien’s full impact yet to be felt

Your daily links, including the new coach’s impact, Radulov is confident slump will end, Shaw and Lehkonen make a good pair, coverage of the ongoing USWNT saga, and more.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Claude Julien wants to finish as high as possible in the regular season standings. [La Presse]
  • The impact of the Julien hiring has yet to reach its full potential. [The Hockey News]
  • The key to breaking through a slump, according to Alexander Radulov, is a short memory and focusing on the simple things that had him hot in the first place. [La Presse]
  • Andrew Shaw and Artturi Lehkonen are becoming a good pairing on and off the ice. [Montreal Gazette]
  • What a difference a month makes for scoring distribution. [Sportsnet Stats]/
  • Jordie Benn and Steve Ott have a fireside chat about random topics chosen from a bowl. [Canadiens]
  • Hayden Hawkey and Jake Evans hope to turn strong seasons into long playoffs in the NCAA. [Canadiens]
  • Canadiens’ draft pick Arvid Henrikson gets an assist on a highlight-reel goal in Sweden. [AIK Hockey Gifs]/
  • Jeremiah Addison had quite a day yesterday. First he signed his ELC, then he did this:/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The NHL Playoffs format has always been a source of controversy and this year is no different. [The Guardian]
  • The Senators and Avalanche will take their teams to Sweden for the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series. [NHL]
  • Injuries can play a significant part in a team’s place in the standings. Once again this year, many teams who should contend are on the outside looking in as a result of top players going down. [The Score]
  • Musical instruments can have a strong positive impact for goaltenders. Braden Holtby and Tuukka Rask are among those benefiting. [NHL]
  • If the NHL is going to send its players to the 2018 Olympics, concessions will need to be made, says Gary Bettman. [TSN]
  • New Jersey Devils rookie Miles Wood sparked simultaneous but opposite reactions from his parents when he started a scrap. [Puck Daddy]
  • Former first-overall pick Alexandre Daigle has often been accused of being a flop, but his participation in a report hopes to change perceptions about him. Part One airs Saturday night. [TVA Sports]
  • Hilary Knight spoke to the Ice Garden about the negotiations between players and the USWNT for equality. [The Ice Garden]
  • Anya Battaglino is a leader for the Connecticut Whale and she is a leader for the USWNT as well. [Anya Battaglino]/
  • USA Women’s players showed solidarity through single-word messages. [The Score]
  • The NHLPA is also behind a fair and equitable resolution for the US Women’s National Team. [NHLPA]/

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