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Friday Habs Links: A new season of 24 CH is on its way

Here are your daily links, including news of a 3rd season of 24 CH, Tomas Plekanec's strong start, Dustin Tokarski getting his shot two games into the season, Eric Engels' first impression of the Habs, and more.

New season of 24 CH coming soon!
New season of 24 CH coming soon!

Montreal Canadiens Links

  • The Habs announced on Thursday that the hit documentary series 24 CH will return for a third season. If you have never seen this show you need to start watching. From PK Subban's nonstop pranks to Michel Therrien's outbursts, you will not get a better inside look at the day-to-day lives of your favorite Canadiens anywhere else. [Canadiens]
  • If you need to get caught up, you can watch all of the second season of 24CH right here! [EOTP]
  • The Habs ruined another home opener, this time the victims were the Washington Capitals. Read up on everything you need to know about last night's game right here [EOTP]
  • For the opponent's perspective, check out the Caps recap. [Japer's Rink]
  • Newly anointed backup, Dustin Tokarski, got the chance to start his first game of the season against the Washington Capitals on Thursday.  [TSN]
  • Eric Engels gives us his first impression of the Habs after a comeback win against the Leafs to start the season off on Wednesday. [Hockey Buzz]
  • The Habs finally ended their opening night losing streak against the Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. The Canadiens had lost four straight season openers to the Leafs and scored late to make sure it didn't stretch to five. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Tomas Plekanec delivered huge on Wednesday night against the Leafs, scoring two goals, including the game winner. [La Presse] (French)

Outside of the CH World

  • It's that time of year again. First week into the season and the Leafs are "Panik-ing" by grabbing players off waivers in hopes that they turn into superstars for them. [Sportsnet]
  • After a very long contract negotiation between Ryan Johansen and the Columbus Blue Jackets finally came to an end last week, the Jackets don't seem to be happy with what they got for $4M a season so far. [NBC Sports]
  • If you looked at NHL starting rosters throughout the league you probably noticed something you're not used to seeing, there are no more "goons". With the adoption of advanced stats throughout the hockey world, teams are beginning to believe that having 18 skaters who can move the puck is better than having 17 skaters who can move the puck and 1 hobbler that tries to protect the other 17. Either way, it looks like fighting could become a rarity in the NHL. [Boston Globe]
  • For all of you Fantasy Hockey players out there, check out's fantasy update. Thursday's fantasy update will tell you who to grab and start in the month of October, as these players usually get off to really hot starts. [NHL]
  • On Saturday night, the Habs will take on the Philadelphia Flyers. Read up on everything you need to know about the Flyers ahead of the game in this season preview of the Broad Street Bullies. [Broad Street Hockey]