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Wednesday Habs Links: Tough roster decisions are a good thing

Here are your daily links, including a relaxed P.K. Subban interview, Bob Gainey working for St.Louis, Michel Therrien's tough decisions, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • P.K. Subban blesses us with his sharp dress sense and not-so-sharp grasp of the French language on En mode Salvail, a French TV talk show. Check out those orange pants! [EOTP]
  • Former Montreal Canadiens GM and HOF-er, Bob Gainey, will work for as a coaching consultant for the St.Louis Blues. [TSN]
  • On the subject of goons, our GM is awesome and figured out that adding one to the roster would be a waste of a contract. [Twitter]
  • Peter Budaj isn't about to let the three-goalie situation get to him. "You know me, I'm a professional and I'm going to work hard. I'll let my game on the ice speak for itself." [RDS] (French)
  • 5 difficult questions for the Habs to answer before the season begins, ie. who's going to be the 6th and 7th defencemen, the 2nd goalie, and the 13th forward. [La Presse] (French)
  • With only three preseason games left to make his choices, Michel Therrien spoke about the tough decisions he's going to have to make. He's positive about it though, calling it a good sign of depth in the roster. [Canadiens]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • NHL announced that it will start using pre-recorded Go-Pro camera footage during game coverage, o give viewers a better idea of what the action looks like up close. [The Verge]
  • Your Goalie is Not the Problem: A defense of the league average netminder One of the real revelations that came from examining the game through a statistical perspective is that the goalie, the most visible player on the ice, is not very important. Fascinating analysis: [Fear the Fin]
  • Barclay's Centre still has issues to work out, but it's nice to see a positive look towards the future. Here's to Islanders moving out of Nassau and up from the bottom feeding half o the league. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • Edmonton OIlers' Vladimir Tkachev just got his contract rejected by the NHL. It appears that Tkachev, through some mysterious legal handwaving is technically still eligible for the 2015 NHL draft. [The Score]
  • Summary of the Tamp Bay Lightning heading into the season. Expectations are high: GM Steve Yzerman seems to have a monster mix of proven veterans and young talent. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Evgeni Malkin's injury situation is still unclear. [Pensburgh]