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Wednesday Habs Links: P.K. Subban leads the way on Twitter

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Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens, including Subban's popularity on Twitter, the Habs annual children's hospital visit and the KHL's financial troubles.

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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • While age might be a concern for Montreal's defensemen, a youth movement seems to have taken a hold of the offense. Can you name the five forwards on the current roster who are 22 years old or younger? [LaPresse - French]
  • It's not surprising to know that a certain Habs blueliner has been one of the most tweeted about hockey players on Twitter this year. [Sports Illustrated]
  • Members of the Montreal Canadiens honoured a tradition started by the late Beliveau, as they participated in their annual children's hospital visits. [Facebook]
  • Marc Bergevin kept busy, as he signed Shane Bakkar to a professional tryout contract with the Hamilton Bulldogs. Bakkar recorded 6 points and 31 penalty minutes, in the 22 games for the Wheeling Nailers this season. [Hamilton Bulldogs]
  • The competition to start in Team Canada's net is heating up, as neither Eric Comrie or Canadiens prospect Zach Fucale have named the starting goaltender. [RDS - French]
  • And although he couldn't quite crack Team Russia's roster, let Nikita Scherbak's smile brighten your day. [Tumblr]

Around The League And Elsewhere

  • Even as both Toronto and Montreal pulled out wins despite being heavily outplayed, it's still the underlying statistics that indicate future playoff success. [Globe and Mail]
  • Just how ineffective are dump-ins at generating offense? Well, "80% of dump-ins directly result in a loss of possession. By comparison, a player attempting to protect the puck along the boards in the defensive-zone loses possession of the puck only 54.4% of the time". [Boucher Scouting]
  • The crashing Russian rubble may take the KHL down with it. Russia's escalating financial troubles may pose a serious threat to the viability of Russian hockey clubs. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Edmonton Oilers are struggling and have continued to stubble for years now. What can be learned from their mistakes? [Grantland]
  • Montreal had last hosted the World Junior Championships in 1978. Taking place at the famous Montreal Forum, it would feature the Great One himself! Him…and empty seats. [World Juniors]
  • Speaking of the World Juniors, watch as Team Finland prepares for the tournament in an unorthodox manner. Pay particular attention to a pair of Finns on the left. [Vine]