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Thursday Habs Links: The emergence of Michael McCarron

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Your daily links, including Michael Bournival's return to play, Michael McCarron's great start to the year, Gilles Tremblay's passing, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • Michael Bournival has received the green light from doctors, and should be back to action later this week. [La Presse] (French)
  • Prospect Michael McCarron's season in the OHL is going as well as anyone could hope, read about his emergence in this great piece by Mitch Brown. [AATH]
  • The Journal de Montréal caught up with Jiri Sekac's agent, the outspoken Allan Walsh. [JdM] (French)
  • Former Canadiens Gilles Tremblay passed away yesterday, at the age of 75. Tremblay won four Stanley Cups with the Habs. [CBC]
  • Serge Touchette wrote about his fondest memory of Tremblay, supper at an Italian restaurant in Chicago. A great read. [NHL] (French)
  • Stats guru Christopher Boucher takes a look at Tom Gilbert and Mike Weaver, by the numbers. [Boucher Scouting]
  • One of the best in the business, Marc Antoine Godin, explored the relationship between Montreal's MVP and his mother. [La Presse]
  • With this huge break in the schedule, the guys might be going a bit stir crazy, but Carey Price is keeping things light in the locker room.

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Travis Moen got into his first scrap with the Stars, and he did pretty well. [YT]
  • Researchers have found that an elevated level of protein in the brain following a sports-related concussion can predict post-concussion symptom severity. [Science Daily]
  • Is Kris Versteeg a bargain for the Blackhawks? [Second City]
  • Martin Brodeur's patience seems to have paid off. The St.Louis Blues have asked him to practice with the team. [Game Time]
  • Martin St.Louis played his first game in Tampa, since demanding a trade. According to some, he deserved every boo he got. [Puck Daddy]
  • PETA is predictably placing their convoluted frustration at the feet of the wrong people. [EoH]