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Friday Habs Links: Milan Lucic's obscene gesture under review by the league

Here are your daily links, including Jiri Sekac's performance so far, all of the details on the Habs and Bruins rivalry matchup from last night, Dustin Tokarski settling in, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • We should know today whether or not Milan Lucic will receive any supplementary discipline for his late-game tantrum last night. [Pierre LeBrun]
  • Jiri Sekac stole the hearts of the Montreal Canadiens fans during the preseason when he put up some pretty good numbers at the Bell Centre. Four games into his regular season career, however, he has yet to record a point and is a -3 playing alongside Lars Eller and Rene Bourque. He did manage to score last night in the home opener against Boston, however, but at just 22-year's old and with this being his first professional season in North America, Habs fans are going to have to cut him some slack while he learns how to play a new style of hockey. [La Presse] (French)
  • Here is everything that you need to know about the Habs vs. Bruins game from Thursday night. [EOTP]
  • Don't forget to check out the Habs' full home opener ceremony. [RDS]
  • Dale Weise and Milan Lucic each took the high road before last night's rematch and their first meeting since the "handshake incident". [The Score]
  • Hear what PK Subban had to say about the Canadiens and Bruins rivalry before the matchup on Thursday night. [TSN]
  • Arpon Basu helps us to renew the greatest rivalry in hockey before Thursday night's game between the Habs and the Bruins. [NHL]
  • Dustin Tokarski is quickly getting used to being the backup goalie for the Montreal Canadiens. He supplanted Peter Budaj, the backup for three years in Montreal and key cog in the Habs dressing room, during the playoffs last year on the ice, but is just now carving out his permanent spot with the Habs. [Montreal Gazette]
  • See what some of the players had to say before last night's game. [RDS] (French)
  • The Hamilton Bulldogs changed things up during the off-season to try and attract more fans this year. They have revamped the arena and even added a poutine restaurant to the facility.[Metro News]

Around the league

  • For those of you who haven't heard, the team that was supposed to be the laughing stock of Canadian hockey this year, the Calgary Flames, beat the Stanley Cup favorite' Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Wednesday night and improved their record to 3-2 on the season. Of course, if the Flames are planning on Jonas Hiller stopping 49 shots every night they probably will still end up where everybody is predicting them to end up, up in "flames"! [Matchsticks & Gasoline]
  • Hockey Insider and TSN Analyst Darren Dreger spoke with Edmonton 1260 on Thursday about the Edmonton Oilers and their continuing struggles year after year. Dreger thinks that it's time the Oilers stop leaning on the excuses. [TSN]
  • Check out Puck Daddy's weekly "Studs and Duds" feature. Who made the lists this week? [Yahoo]
  • Here is NHL.com's weekly "Top 30 Fantasy Goalies". They have all been re-ranked based on their performances thus far. See who rose and who fell the most. [NHL]
  • The much anticipated debut of Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin (or the "next coming of Marty St. Louis" as the folks in Tampa are calling him. Mostly because he is small and French I would assume) will continue to be on hold. The Lightning have sent the Calder Trophy favorite to the AHL's Syracuse Crunch for a rehab assignment. [Tampa Bay Times]