Friday Habs Links: Is Andrei Markov overrated?

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Your open thread for the day.

We apologize for the lack of Top Six Minutes last night, there was a system issue across the entire SB Nation network.

Montreal Canadiens Links

- Tyler Dellow took an in-depth look at Habs legend in the making Andrei Markov, and his findings may surprise you. You can read his piece here.

- Pierre McGuire was on TSN 690, and had an interesting and refreshing take on the Briere situation.

- Daniel Briere was a healthy scratch last night for the first time this year. The team fared no better in the offensive department.

News and notes from around the league:

- Can hockey save a life? Absolutely. If you are going to take 5 minutes today to read an article, make it this one.

- USA Hockey is considering banning all fights in top amateur leagues.

- NHL Life, episode two, follows the life of an NHL referee. It's well worth a watch.

- Ottawa figured out they're not an elite team, and this saddened penny pincher Eugene Melnyk.

- David Clarkson's contract is terrible. Did the Leafs fall in love with his reputation as opposed to his actual talent level? Read more here.

- Goalies don't improve. Why goalies can't save themselves.

- Want to laugh at Steve Simmons? Of course you do. Have your fun here.

- In a puzzling move, the NHL failed to suspend Tom Wilson.

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