Links: For Gallagher it’s all about the chance to win

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For Gallagher, the opportunity to win will be more important than the money in his next contract, Jayden Struble’s rise, Aliu establishes a youth BIPOC team in Toronto, and more in today’s links.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Money is important, but it’s not Brendan Gallagher’s top priority for his next contract. [NHL | The Athletic | Montreal Gazette | Canadiens | Tri-City News]
  • Gallagher says he’s progressing well, though still has some procedures ahead of him. [TSN | CBC]
  • Money might not be Gallagher’s priority, but he deserves a raise. So how will Montreal handle that? [TSN]
  • Jayden Struble credits the recent success of his his NCAA path to his parents. [Canadiens]
  • Eric Engles discusses what the addition of Joel Edmundson means for the rest of the Canadiens’ off season. [Sportsnet]
  • Craig Button talks about Montreal’s organizational depth, and what they may be looking for in the 2020 draft. [TSN]
  • Amongst the Canadian teams, Montreal’s playoff showing — while displaying some issues — also gave a tantalizing preview of things which could lead to playoff success in the future. [Sportsnet]
  • Victor Mete and his girlfriend Courtney Petrachek got engaged! [TVA]
  • Lucas Vejdemo was originally on the Habs playoff roster, it turns out. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Akim Aliu has begun a BIPOC youth team in Toronto. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Geoff Ward is now officially Calgary’s head coach. [TSN]
  • Steven Stamkos is back on the ice, but his return is still some way off. [Sportsnet]
  • The bubble has shrunk lately, and remains COVID free. [Sportsnet]
  • Mark Giordano wins the Mike Messier award. [Sportsnet]
  • David Amber and Brian Burke talk about Yanic Duplessis’ coming out, and how the QMJHL can support him. [Twitter]

Links: For Gallagher it’s all about the chance to win