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Wednesday Habs Links: Price was perfect at the World Juniors

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Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and other hockey related news, including Price's stunning World Junior performance, Pacioretty's playmaking abilities and the Maple Leafs butchering Jingle Bell Rock.

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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • Carey Price stole the show at the 2007 World Junior Championships as he won gold with Team Canada, along with being named the tournament's best goaltender and tournament MVP. Price went undefeated in his lone appearance at the World Juniors. [TSN]
  • How does the size of data collected impact end results? Take Max Pacioretty for example. [AP Hockey]
  • Speaking of number 67, last season his 21 assists were the "fewest by a 35-goal scorer in a single season since Bill Guerin in 2006-07". This year, Pacioretty has more assists than goals at the moment. [NHL]
  • Watch as Brendan Gallagher lists 22 random facts about himself. One interesting tidbit: he tries to avoid shootouts. [YouTube]
  • The Hamilton Bulldogs will be a man short, as the AHL has suspended Connor Crisp for 3 games. [AHL]
  • Habs prospect Zach Fucale stopped 14 shots to record a shutout, while Team Canada's forwards routed the Swiss in a dominant 6-0 win. Read the recap of that game, here! [EOTP]

Around The League And Elsewhere

  • Try your hand at the hardest NHL trivia quiz. [Sportsnet]
  • "This year will represent, I believe, a record number of nations taking our feed." Find out how a TV channel in Canada managed to transform a relatively unknown tournament into a national tradition. [National Post]
  • While the mumps may continue to speed through the NHL, another more deadly illness may also be afflicting NHL players - blood clots. [Sports Illustrated]
  • Guy Boucher is getting ready to coach Team Canada at the Spengler Cup and this to say about the opportunity, "it's a challenge but to be honest that's what I love about it". [CBC]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs tried to sing "Jingle Bell Rock" - the key words being, they tried to. [Sportsnet]