Found January 19, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
So, the season is - finally - upon us. Three main storylines for tonight's tilt with the Maple Leafs as the season gets underway:   1) The kids are alright: Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher crack the Habs roster. Galchenyuk will play on the 2nd line, and while not confirmed, I suspect Gallagher 3rd line an PP time. Why? Coach Michel Therrien said multiple times that Gallagher would only stay if he was going to play regular minutes. Now, he may have stuck around solely as insurance for the time being, as Tomas Plekanec is banged up. However, both he and Galchenyuk have bright futures. When combined with the performance of Jarred Tinordi in camp, who most media say would easily have made the team had there not been such a logjam at defence, well, the future in Montreal looks bright indeed.   2) Injuries: get ready for a common theme this season. Injuries will abound with a tighter schedule and shorter camp. It's possible both Carey Price and Tomas Plekanec will no...

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At least three 18-year-old players - Mikhail Grigorenko of Buffalo, Mike Dumba of Minnesota and Alex Galchenyuk of Montreal - will be on the rosters of NHL teams for their season-opening games. How long they will remain on NHL rosters remains to be seen. "I'm real happy that I'm on an NHL team now," Grigorenko told the Buffalo News. "I'm really excited...
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