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Tuesday Habs Links: Subban playing strongest hockey of season

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Here are your daily links surrounding the Habs, including P.K. Subban playing his best hockey of the season, Michel Therrien being inducted into the QMJHL Hall of Fame and the team's annual visit to the Montreal Children's Hospital.

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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • The Canadiens continued a 50-year-old tradition today, visiting the Montreal Children's Hospital and St. Justine's. It was even more special this year, as the tradition was first started by Jean Beliveau. [CTV]
  • P.K. Subban is playing his best hockey of the season right now. The star defenseman has 13 points in his last 14 games, holding down the team lead with a 53.7% Corsi. [TSN]
  • Just days after being sent down to the Hamilton Bulldogs, the Canadiens have recalled Eric Tangradi. [Canadiens]
  • The guys over at Montreal 690 discuss what the Habs should do once Lars Eller returns to the line up. [TSN 690]
  • Michel Therrien will be inducted into the QMJHL Hall of Fame. The Habs bench boss joins Martin Brodeur, Billy Campbell, Martin Gelinas and Jean Rougeau as this years inductees. Therrien was both a player and a coach in the league. [The Q News]
  • Long-time Canadiens surgeon Dr. David Mulder reflects on a friendship with Jean Beliveau that lasted over half a century. [The Gazette]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The Edmonton Oilers have fired head coach Dallas Eakins. Oklahoma City Barons head coach Todd Nelson will join the team today in Phoenix and will take over on an interim basis following a quick transition period with general manager Craig MacTavish behind the bench. [NHL]
  • Disturbing details emerged during the preliminary hearings for Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov. Police say he pushed, kicked, choked and bloodied his wife. The judge eventually ruled there is enough evidence for Voynov to stand trial for domestic assault, and he could be facing jail time. [Puck Daddy]
  • Less than five weeks after breaking a bone in his right hand during a fight, Connor McDavid has been cleared for contact and appears primed to play a big role for Canada at the World Juniors. [TSN]
  • An interesting look at how several teams have dealt with the mumps outbreak. [LA Times]
  • More bad press for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Beau Bennett, the latest NHL player to be diagnosed with the mumps, visited the Pittsburgh Children's Hospital last week with the team. The hospital says children who have not been given the age appropriate vaccine will be isolated and monitored for any symptoms. [CBC]