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Saturday Habs Links: Therrien already shuffling lines

Here are your daily links, including the new Habs' lineup, a look at the shootout victory over the Capitals on Thursday night, Tim Bozon heading back to the WHL, the Habs' new face-off guru, and more.

Therrien shaking up the lines, what a shocker!
Therrien shaking up the lines, what a shocker!
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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • The Habs are in Philadelphia to take on the Flyers on Saturday night and things were much different at practice on Friday. Head coach Michel Therrien has decided to shuffle up the lines (something he loves to do) after two dreadfully sloppy starts. [Canadiens]
  • "Habs Breakfast" on TSN 690 Montreal discussed Thursday nights game in Washington on Friday morning. Hear what they had to say about the Canadiens comeback, shootout win over the Capitals. [TSN]
  • Habs' prospect Tim Bozon was sent back down to Kootenay of the WHL for the upcoming season. Bozon, 20, is an overager in juniors, but given what he went through this year health-wise, this should allow him to get more ice time and get back in shape safely. [EOTP]
  • Finally, the Habs have some mojo in the face-off circle. Not since Yanic Perreault left Montreal after the 2003-2004 season have the Habs had such a dynamo in the circle. Roger LeBlond tells us everything we need to know about the newest Hab, Manny Malhotra. [RDS] (French)
  • Will Dustin Tokarski be this year's Cam Talbot? Both Tokarski and Talbot are in similar situations, they are the backup goalies to two of the best goaltenders in the world in Olympic Gold Medal winning Carey Price, and Olympic Gold Medal winning Henrik Lundqvist. They know that they aren't going to be starting a whole lot of games, but that doesn't stop them from preparing like they are the starter. Last year, rookie Cam Talbot put up the best numbers of any backup in the league, playing in 21 games and posting a 12-6-1 record with a 1.64 GAA and .941 save percentage. [Rant Sports]
  • Jiri Sekac finally made his NHL debut on Wednesday night with the Habs and didn't look out of place at all. It took him a while to get here, but I have a feeling this is just the start of a very promising career for the 22-year old Czech. [NHL]

Around the league

  • All 30 teams are gearing up to play on Saturday night as we get the biggest dose of hockey since the Spring. With that comes some big storylines for the games. Check them out right here. [NHL]
  • Toronto Maple Leafs captain', Dion Phaneuf, got absolutely burned by Montreal Canadiens forward, Max Pacioretty, on Wednesday night when Pacioretty sped right around him and potted the first NHL goal of the 2014-2015 season. Well, I guess Dion was still pretty frustrated with it on Friday morning during practice when he started taking out his own guys pretty hard on that same play. [TSN]
  • The New York Islanders and Carolina Hurricanes opened up their respective season's in the NHL's only game on Friday night. The Islanders have a completely revamped (and seemingly improved) team if you compare their roster to the roster from this time last year. Take a look at their preseason reviews. [Lighthouse Hockey] [Canes Country]
  • The living legend, Jaromir Jagr, surpassed Steve Yzerman on the all-time scoring list on Thursday night, moving him into sixth place. Jagr now has 1,756 career points and needs just 14 more to move into fifth place and pass Los Angeles Kings great, Marcel Dionne. [NESN]
  • Have you been missing all of the NHL action this week? Here is a summary of what you missed around the league. [ESPN]