Friday Habs Headlines: Why do the Canadiens struggle to score goals on the road?

In today’s links, the Canadiens can’t score away from Montreal, the future is murky for Fucale but bright for Primeau, and Durdon talks about qualities for a modern GM.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Canadiens can’t score away from the Bell Centre. But why? [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Canadiens organization awarded bursaries to two of the best student athletes in the Quebec Midget AAA Hockey League. [Montreal Gazette]
  • This has been a season to forget for many of the Habs’ players. [Hockey I/O (Video)]
  • In the wake of the Alex Barré-Boulet non-signing, Marc Dumont writes that the Canadiens look in their own backyard - the province of Quebec - more than people think. [The Athletic]
  • Having bounced around three leagues this season, the future is unknown for Zach Fucale. [Last Word on Hockey]
  • Cayden Primeau is one of ten semifinalists for the 2018 Mike Richter Award, honouring the most outstanding goaltender in the NCAA. [NCAA]
  • Ryan Poehling talks about his “Marek Malik” goal and his postseason play. [St. Cloud Times (Video)]
  • That goal by the Canadiens 2017 1st round draft pick is the talk of social media. [St. Cloud Times]
  • Hilary Knight joining Les Canadiennes could be a pivotal moment for the team and professional women’s hockey in general. [The Athletic]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • New Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Durdon talked to Elliotte Friedman about what he wants in a General Manager. [31 Thoughts]
  • Following Ron Francis’ departure, James Mirtle explores 10 NHL GMs who may be on the hotseat. [The Athletic]
  • The Edmonton Oilers really cannot score when Connor McDavid is off the ice. [TSN]
  • Why is Patrik Laine’s shot so good, and does he have a chance of surpassing Alex Ovechkin for this year’s Rocket Richard Trophy? [The Athletic]
  • Andrei Vasilevskiy is fighting fatigue, as the Tampa Bay Lightning enter the stretch run. [TSN]
  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson will weigh all of his options in free agency, and says money won’t be the only factor. [Sportsnet]
  • Vancouver Canucks draft pick Elias Petterson is now the all-time leader for most points in a single SHL season for a U20 player. [Sportsnet]
  • The Winnipeg Jets honoured lifetime fan Neil Hobson with a visit to MTS Place. [Winnipeg Jets]/
  • Who lives in a pineapple under the rink? The ECHL’s Indy Fuel and Cincinnati Cyclones will be participating in a Spongebob Squarepants Theme Night on Friday. [SB Nation]/

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