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Thursday Habs Links: Oh Capitaine, Mon Capitaine

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Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens, including Yvan Cournoyer's emotional eulogy, the Bulldogs' annual toy toss and the NHL's mumps problem.

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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • It was a sad day in Montreal, as friends, family and fans gathered together to say goodbye to one of their best. Bon voyage Jean. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Listen to Yvan Cournoyer's heartfelt eulogy, as he remembers 51 years of friendship with Jean Beliveau. [Puck Daddy]
  • What seems to be preventing the Habs from being a true Stanley Cup contender? [Sports Illustrated]
  • Lars Eller seems to be keeping busy on the ice, even as an injury prevents him from suiting up with his team. [Canadiens]
  • The Hamilton Bulldogs will be hosting their annual toy toss this Friday, when they take on the Rochester Americans. [Hamilton Spector]

Around The League And Elsewhere

  • The NHL is still struggling to deal with its mumps outbreak, as Adam Larsson of the New Jersey Devils is the latest player to have been diagnosed. [ESPN]
  • A backyard rink is being dismantled for causing "visual harm"…in Canada. Yes, you read that right. [CBC]
  • The New York Islanders seem to be having a problem holding on to their leads, but it may not be due to score effects. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • Former NHL players have come out criticizing the league's concussion protocols. [TSN]
  • The San Jose Sharks have released what has to be the best holiday themed video yet. Rap along to the "Holiday Sweater"! [YouTube]