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Tuesday Habs Links: Rumours of a Habs/Bruins outdoor game

Here are your daily assortment of links, including the fallout from the Raphael Diaz trade

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Montreal Canadiens Links

The Sports Business Journal is reporting that the NHL is considering an outdoor game at Gillette Stadium (home of the New England Patriots and Revolution) between the Canadiens and the Bruins. Having been to the last outdoor game in Boston I can say that it would probably be a whole lot of fun.

Sportsnet looks into Carey Price as he prepares for an exciting journey to Sochi. He's going there to win.

The Canadiens traded Raphael Diaz to the Canucks yesterday for Dale Weise. You can read about Weise here, and why it was a bad trade for Montreal here. (You can read more about it in French here)

Around The NHL

A lot of people have come to the defense of Alex Ovechkin, and the number keeps growing. Here's Adam Gretz, Scott Cullen, and myself all saying mostly the same things.

James Mirtle writes about the great season Phil Kessel's having, and some of the reasons behind it.

Matt Pfeffer takes a look at the sustainability of shooting percentage - ever a controversial subject in the world of analytics - over at Hockey Prospectus.

Unexpectedly, after his hat-trick against the Caps, Gustav Nyquist has been chosen to replace John Franzen on Team Sweden.

Mike Colligan writes about the quiet decline of Brooks Orpik, who probably shouldn't have been on Team USA.

And finally, please help our own Scott Matla out by taking his survey on your perception of fighting as a hockey fan. Only takes about a minute!