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Friday Habs Links: What to do with Max Pacioretty and David Desharnais

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Here are your daily links, including the debate of Weise or Desharnais with Pacioretty, Gorges and Gionta's reminiscences about Jean Beliveau, and a sweet Nikita Scherbak goal with the Everett Silvertips

Nov 15, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens forward Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (15) reacts with teammates Max Pacioretty (67) and David Desharnais (51)
Nov 15, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens forward Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (15) reacts with teammates Max Pacioretty (67) and David Desharnais (51)
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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • David Desharnais, P.A. Parenteau, Max Pacioretty, and Dale Weise are the new "trio of four players". Is Weise with Pacioretty a better fit than Desharnais? [La Presse] (French)
  • RDS's Normand Flynn says no, and says to keep Desharnais and Pacioretty together. This feels like watching a high school drama about who takes the popular girl to prom. [TSN 690] (Podcast)
  • Gorges and Gionta talk about Jean Beliveau. Gionta has met and discussed the importance of the "C" with Beliveau many times, and Beliveau is part of the reason why Gorges wears no.4 on his jersey in Buffalo. [Buffalo News]
  • Bournival goes to Hamilton for the weekend, Bowman gets called up. [EOTP]
  • Nikita Scherbak scores three points in the WHL and does the type of adorable celly the NHL seems determined to eliminate

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Ryan Suter has the mumps. He is now the fifth Wild defenseman to come down with the disease, but at least Suter is not displaying any of the usual symptoms. [Puck Daddy]
  • If you're wondering why professional athletes are falling victim to a disease that has a vaccine, here are two theories: the lack of booster shots and the natural failure rates of the vaccine. [Washington Post]
  • System Analyst: read Justin Bourne's breakdown of the Edmonton Oilers' defense breakdown on ice. [The Score]
  • How to support women hockey fans, without being dismissive or condescending. A worthwhile read, and a good reminder to never be "that guy". [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • One college hockey team trolls their opponents by making signs from the other team's Tinder profiles. [SB Nation]