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Should Subban be on Team Canada? Yes. Will he? The debate rages on in your links post and open thread.
- Stats guru Cam Charron took a look at
P.K. Subban's numbers and concluded that Subban should be a lock for team Canada. [via NHL Numbers]
- Like Charron most assume P.K. Subban, who is arguably the best defenseman in the league, would be a lock. However
some disagree that he's earned his spot on Team Canada. It wouldn't be the first time Team Canada would make a glaring roster mistake. They, after all, left both Sidney Crosby and Steven Stamkos off Olympic rosters in the past. [via TSN]
- If you are feeling lucky, you can place bets on
whether or not Subban will make team Canada. The odds currently favour Subban as an Olympian. [via the Gazette]
- Continuing with the Subban theme, Sean Gordon wrote about the reigning Norris winner
and his upcoming contract negotiations. [via Globe & Mail]
- Subban refused to bring any attention to his contract situation.
In typical Subban fashion he explained that the negotiations between himself and the Habs would remain confidential. [ via NHL] (French)
- Former Habs legend Serge Savard threw some high praise Subban's way,
declaring him the best defenseman in the NHL. He also opined that Subban should be a lock for Team Canada in Sochi.
- Newly extended
Alexei Emelin and tough guy Brandon Prust are both hoping to play on Saturday vs the Rangers. [via TSN]
- The possible return of Emelin and Prust means that for the first time this year coach Michel Therrien will have his full roster available, except for depth d-man
Davis Drewiske. [via NHL ](French)
- Due to the impending Bell-Astral deal, the Canadiens financial records were released for the first time since 2006, and as expected they show that
the Habs are a cash cow. [via LaPresse] (French)
Peter Budaj will get the start on Friday vs The Columbus Blue Jackets, Carey Price will get the start Saturday at home vs the New York Rangers.
- Budaj addressed the media ahead of Friday's match-up,
watch the video here. [via Canadiens.com]
Other news and notes from around the league:
- Why Brian Burke is
wrong about fighting in hockey. [via Keeping 'Em Honest]
- Is Ryan Johansen finally
making the leap? [via The Cannon]
Nazem Kadri was suspended 3 games for his goon show vs the Wild. [via NHL Department of Player Safety]
- A closer look at the
Sabres front office & coaching shuffle: [via Die By The Blade]
Some irrelevant pop singer got into a twitter fight with the Sens back-up goalie. It was the most exciting thing to happen to the franchise since Alfie promised a Stanley Cup. [via Radek Bonk's Mullet]
- The LA
Kings have lost their starting goaltender Jonathan Quick for an undetermined length. [via SB Nation NHL]
- Matt Duchene is a really good hockey player.
Though he should probably leave the fighting to others . [via SB Nation NHL]
- The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired Kris Versteeg, and former Habs prospect Philippe Lefebvre.
Check out the details of the trade here. [via SB Nation NHL]
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