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Thursday Habs Links: Referees aren't to blame for everything

Here are your daily links, including Kerry Fraser breaking down the Datsyuk no-goal, why the "Montreal factor" doesn't exist, and some updates from Hamilton.

Oct 21, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader (8) interferes with Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31)
Oct 21, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader (8) interferes with Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31)
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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • Kerry Fraser explains why Pavel Datsyuk's disallowed goal was the correct call. [TSN]
  • Speaking of refereeing, former NHL player and referee Paul Stewart writes this piece dismissing the "Montreal factor" (i.e., claims that referees gives preferential treatment to popular teams like Montreal and Toronto). "I can honestly say that I never cared one iota what building I was in or which two teams were playing." [Huffington Post]
  • Zachary Fucale was named to the roster for the QMJHL 2014 Subway Super Series. Earlier this year he had also started for Canada in the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship. Basically, the guy's good in net. [Canadiens]
  • Nathan Beaulieu and Michael Bournival have been sent to Hamilton. They'll probably rejoin the Habs for the Edmonton Oilers game on Sunday, but right now they need playing time after sitting out so many games in Montreal. [EOTP]
  • (French) RDS writer Bertrand Raymond thinks that Rene Bourque is making excuses about his poor performance. It's a merciless take down of a player who's more mediocre than outright bad, but I mean, you've all seen this, right? [RDS]
  • (French) Charles Hudon, a fifth-round 2012 draft pick, is starting his season off well with the Hamilton Bulldogs. He spent time after his draft year recovering from a back injury, which also kept him out of the Worlds. Currently, he leads the Bulldogs with four points in three games. [La Presse]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs at Ottawa Senators game yesterday was postponed, due to the shootings that took place in Ottawa. No date announced yet. [SB Nation]
  • To show their support for Ottawa, the Pittsburgh Penguins played the Canadian anthem before their game versus the Philadelphia Flyers. [SB Nation]
  • Tampa Bay Lightning's second-overall pick, Jonathan Drouin, made his NHL debut versus the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, and also played against the Calgary Flames on Tuesday. He has one assist so far. Not the flashiest of starts, but solid. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Alex Pietrangelo shaved his head to raise money and show support for his girlfriend's niece. Five-year-old Ellie was diagnosed in August with cancer in her kidneys. [NHL]
  • Is it too early to think about the Calder? THW doesn't think so. Here are 10 rookies to watch in the 2014-15 season. [The Hockey Writers]
  • NHL 15 developers just released their third update for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. [Gamespot]