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Leafs acquire Alex Galchenyuk from Hurricanes

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Veteran forward Alex Galchenyuk will now be on his third team in three days.

Just days after acquiring him from the Ottawa Senators, the Carolina Hurricanes have traded Galchenyuk to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for AHL forward Egor Korshkov and defenceman David Warsofsky.

Galchenyuk was initially drafted 3rd overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 2012, and was supposed to be a key part of their young core. He even had an impressive 30 goal campaign in 2015/16. But since then, things have gone south and his career has taken a major nose dive.

In the past five-plus seasons, the 27-year old has scored just a combined 64 games and played for four different franchises.

The Leafs will likely stick him in the AHL with the Toronto Marlies since he cleared waivers, and he will not have to quarantine since he hadn’t left his residence in Ottawa since the trade.

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MUST SEE: Patrick Kane’s 400th career goal was a beauty!

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During the team’s 7-2 stomping over Detroit Red Wings on Sunday, Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane showed up in a big way. The 32-year old recorded three points on the evening, including a goal that put him among the NHL’s all-time greats.

He became the 100th player in NHL history to reach the 400 goal milestone when his wrister beat Thomas Greiss midway through the third period. His teammates showed him a lot of love as well.

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WATCH: David Rittich headbutts wall after being pulled from game

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Allowing a goal from centre ice and getting shelled by the last place Ottawa Senators will make a man go insane. Case in point: Calgary Flames netminder David Rittich.

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Canadiens fire head coach Claude Julien and assistant Kirk Muller

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Following another loss to the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night, the Montreal Canadiens have decided to part ways with key members of their coaching staff.

The team has announced that they have relieved head coach Claude Julien and assistant coach Kirk Muller of their duties. They have been replaced with Dominique Ducharme, who has been promoted to interim head coach, and Alex Burrows. Luke Richardson and Stéphane Waite are sticking with their roles as assistants on the Canadiens’ coaching staff.

“I would like to sincerely thank Claude and Kirk for their contributions to our team over the past five years during which we worked together. I have great respect for these two men whom I hold in high regard,” said Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin.

“In Dominique Ducharme, we see a very promising coach who will bring new life and new energy to our group. We feel that our team can achieve high standards and the time had come for a change. “

Julien, 60, amassed a 129-123-35 record, and two postseason appearances during his four-plus year tenure as Canadiens’ bench boss.

After a hot start, the team has lost six of their past eight games, and dropped to fourth in the North Division with a 9-5-4 record.

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