Thursday Habs Links: Vail collecting coaches attention

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Brady Vail garners praise, Bozon improving and more trouble for the Maple Leafs in your open thread for Thursday.

Montreal Canadiens Links

Brady Vail was voted as the OHL's most underrated player and 2nd best on faceoffs by OHL coaches.

More good news relating to Tim Bozon as he has woken up from his induced coma and is moving in bed.

The Habs website took a look at former players from unusual hockey countries.

Wanna see Christian Thomas score a goal with a pass from Michael Bournival and a hit from Sven Andrighetto? Of course you do! (h/t to @habsmitch for the gif).

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In other fun Bulldogs news Christian Thomas revealed in a post game interview that his linemate Bournival tonight was also his roommate at Team Canadas WJC camp.

Around the NHL

Steven Stamkos scored a natural hat trick against the Leafs because he's Steven Stamkos and they're the Maple Leafs.

Photographer Bruce Bennett broke out an infrared camera last night, the photos turned out awesome if not a little bit creepy.

The San Jose Sharks made a the dream of a 17 year old fan come true Warning the video may require tissues to be on hand.

In the same spirit the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL signed a one day contract with a boy who has aspergers proving that hockey teams are the best.

The KHL has confirmed they will be adding 3 expansion teams to the league next year including Finnish powerhouse Jokerit.

The IIHF published attendance figures for all the European leagues...with a surprise country leading everyone overall.

James Reimers agent is not happy with Randy Carlyle.

Paul Ranger took a bad hit from Tampa forward Alex Killorn and remained on the ice for an extended period of time.

Rich Peverley had a successful operation to correct an abnormal heart rhythm following a scary incident on the bench almost two weeks ago.

Former semi-pro enforcer Steve Bosse retired from MMA after suffering an elbow injury...he was scheduled to fight in Quebec City at an upcoming UFC event.

Also a crazed Leaf fan somehow made it on the ice...he looked about as good as David Clarkson has all year.

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