Friday Habs Headlines: What will Logan Shaw bring to the team?

In today’s links, examining the new guy’s skills, more fallout from the debacle in Boston, an analytical look at Drouin and Galchenyuk at age 22, and why isn’t Willie O’Ree in the Hall of Fame?

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Logan Shaw is not the answer to the Canadiens crisis at centre, but he does add penalty-killing pedigree. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Max Pacioretty says that “no one wanted the puck” in Montreal’s 4-1 defeat in Boston on Wednesday night. [TSN]
  • Arpon Basu says that Claude Julien’s post-game remarks Wednesday night highlight a divide between the players and coaching staff. [TSN (Video)]
  • Eric Engels doesn’t mince words, saying that the Canadiens turned in a “pathetic” effort in Julien’s return to Boston. [Sportsnet]
  • There are a lot of similarities between Jonathan Drouin’s season this year and Alex Galchenyuk’s last year. [Montreal Gazette]
  • If he moves, Max Pacioretty would likely be traded to a team looking for a support piece. [TSN]
  • The Laval Rocket’s three-goalie system was a test for Zachary Fucale. [RDS]
  • Canadiens Fan Club member and reporter-in-training Félix sits down with Brendan Gallagher. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Joe Morrow plays a bit of tour guide in Boston, showing us his favourite eatery. [Montreal Canadiens]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • On the 60th anniversary of his entry into the NHL, why is Willie O’Ree not in the Hall of Fame? [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • The Eric Lindros saga in Philadelphia finally has a happy ending, as “88” was raised to the rafters Thursday night. [Sportsnet]
  • The Edmonton Oilers have put Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on injured reserve. [TSN]
  • Toronto Maple Leafs youngster Morgan Rielly is a blossoming offensive threat from the blue line. [Sportsnet]
  • Jack Johnson talks about his rationale for requesting a trade from the Columbus Blue Jackets. [Sportsnet]
  • The AHL’s Charlotte Checkers and Bridgeport Sound Tigers played before a crowd of... zero. They made the most of it. [Sportsnet]
  • Team Russia Olympic Athletes from Russia will wear grey at the Winter Olympics. [TSN]
  • Veterans Ladislav Nagy and Tomas Surovy will lead the Slovakian hockey team at the Winter Olympics. [Sportsnet]/

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