Thursday Habs Links: Raphael Diaz is back in Montreal

Jim Rogash

Your collection of links and open thread for Thursday.

Montreal Canadiens News

The Habs took a look at Max Pacioretty and his Olympic outlook.

Michel Therrien had nothing but praise for Ryan White, Dale Weise and Michael Bournival after their stellar play against Calgary.

The Hamilton Bulldogs lost....again.

But Sven Andrighetto is still really really good.

According to Chris Boyle, data, analysis, and reality, the Canadiens bought into a myth when they traded Raphael Diaz.

Around the NHL

Tampa Bay forward Steven Stamkos has been ruled out of the Sochi games, which has lead to the question of who will replace him. Early favorites appear to be Martin St. Louis and Claude Giroux whom many believed should have made the team originally.

Eyes on the Prize has put together a comprehensive preview for the men's hockey in Sochi.

Elliote Friedman has yet another addition of 30 thoughts as usual it's well worth reading.

Sidney Crosby scored a beauty of a goal against Ryan Miller and my 2010 hockey repressed memories caused me to cry a lot (gif via Pensburgh).

Oh yeah, then there's this:


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