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Monday Habs Links: Rene Bourque found playing in Montreal tough, happy to be out

Your daily dose of all things Habs, including Rene Bourque's take on his time in Montreal, Lars Eller's faceoff prowess, Brendan Gallagher's contract, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens links

  • Rene Bourque didn't mince his words when it came to his experience in Montreal, it was a rough ride. Although the part about him not getting a chance this year is somewhat questionable. The Rene Bourque in Montreal experiment mercifully ended with a disappointing 43 points in 145 games. [Calgary Herald]
  • P.K. Subban and Brendan Gallagher faced off in what might be the most entertaining Habs Duel yet. Their music knowledge definitely speaks to their age. [Canadiens]
  • Remember when Lars Eller used to struggle to win faceoffs? He's now 4th in the NHL. Manny Malhotra, of course, is first. [NHL]
  • Prospect Hayden Hawkey had to leave the game this weekend. No update yet on the injury. [JR Hockey]
  • Patrick Roy has announced that Semyon Varlamov will not start versus the Canadiens. Calvin Pickard gets the call. [Twitter]
  • Arpon Basu explores how Brendan Gallagher's recent contract extension suggests a change in philosophy for Marc Bergevin. [NHL]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Daniel Briere's start in Colorado was anything but solid, however the veteran didn't let watching seven straight games in the press box bring him down. [JdM] (French)
  • Alex Burrows took a skate to the face during Sunday's only NHL game. Thankfully it wasn't too serious. [Puck Daddy]
  • Meet Zemgus Girgensons, Buffalo's tank buster. [Eye On Hockey]
  • Former Winnipeg Jets head coach Claude Noel has found work in the WHL [Pro Hockey Talk]