Links: Gallagher’s return

Mar 22, 2023 - 8:00 AM
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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Brendan Gallagher noted that the Canadiens had so many injured players that there weren’t enough seats in the press box. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Gallagher was adamant in wanting to finish this season on the ice. [Montreal Gazette]
  • How Kent Hughes is approaching the Connor Bedard lottery, Cole Caufield contract, and more. [The Athletic]
  • The past week for the Canadiens in numbers. [RDS]
  • Aaron Ward on what the Canadiens management team may be able to get done this summer. [TSN 690 (Audio)]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Everything you need to know about the NHL-Fanatics jersey deal. [ESPN]
  • Why fans are furious about the NHL’s uniform deal with Fanatics — and why they should be. [The Athletic]
  • What impact will the QMJHL’s fighting ban have? [Sportsnet]
  • College free agents to watch. [Sportsnet]
  • Rasmus Sandin reflects on the shock of being dealt from the Toronto Maple Leafs and the task of finding a role with his new team. [The Athletic]
  • Minnesota Wild prospect Marco Rossi blended into the NHL earlier this season but didn’t stand out. A chat with his AHL coach helped lead him to improve. [The Hockey News]
  • How NHLers watch hockey games: from scheme nerds to skill thieves to ‘turn my brain off’ and enjoy. [The Athletic]
  • The Colorado Avalanche have extended head coach Jared Bednar for another three years. [Daily Faceoff]
  • Alex Ovechkin has set the NHL record for most 40 goal seasons. [Daily Faceoff]
  • ‘No one fears a defensive team’: What’s driving hockey’s offensive boom. [The Score]
  • The QMJHL has become aware of allegations of events of a “sexual nature” that occurred in the 1990s. [La Presse]

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