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Monday Habs Links: Here ends Montreal's era of #AlmostBourque

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Here are your daily links, including the departure of Rene Bourque, Tinordi swapped with Bowman, one last hurrah of Guy Lapointe stories, and more.

Sep 23, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens left wing Rene Bourque (17) misses a chance to score a goal against Boston Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg (72)
Sep 23, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens left wing Rene Bourque (17) misses a chance to score a goal against Boston Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg (72)
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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • Rene Bourque on waivers. Here's to the end of #almostBourque.[EOTP]
  • Drayson Bowman is gone back to Hamilton, Jarred Tinordi is back. [EOTP]
  • (French) "I really liked our performance against the Sabres," says Michel Therrien after Saturday's win over the Wild. "Without being spectacular, we did a lot of good things in terms of how we played our games and our decision-making." [RDS]
  • (French) Ken Dryden with a Guy Lapointe story. During Dryden's first training camp ever with the Canadiens, Lapointe offered him an ice-cream sundae with chocolate syrup. Turns out it was sour cream under the chocolate. [La Presse]
  • More Guy Lapointe stories. Wow. [Canadiens]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Chicago Blackhawks forward Jeremy Morin leads the league with a 65.62 Corsi percentage in 5-on-5 situations. He's not really sure what that means. "Obviously not worried about the Corsi rating. To be successful, you got to get pucks to the net. That’s what you try to do." Well, he's not wrong. [ESPN]
  • Peter Forsberg might be the greatest Swedish hockey player ever, but the famous stamp almost didn't happen. [NHL]
  • The art of goalie masks. My favourite: in the 1960s, goalie Gerry Cheevers made a trainer drew 10 stitches on his mask after it was hit by a puck. After that, he drew on more stitches for every time a puck hits his face. Soon, the entire mask was covered by black lines. [NHL]
  • Patrick Roy Yells at Things (in this case, Nathan MacKinnon's five minute major) [Broad Street Hockey]
  • Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators honour the Canadian military during their makeup game on Sunday. [The Hockey News]
  • The five undrafted players making the biggest impact in the NHL right now. [The Hockey News]
  • The Canadian dollar is declining, so the salary cap might not rise next year and remain stagnant at around $69 M. Teams facing a crunch now won't have an easier future to look forward to. [Puck Daddy]