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Thursday Habs Links: P.K. Subban finally being recognized as a superstar

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Boundless praise for Subban, Hextall gets promoted and a beat writer goes derp all in your open thread for Thursday.

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Montreal Canadiens News

We all know P.K. Subban is absurdly good, Adam Gretz believes he's the Habs best hope for beating Boston.

Steve Dangle has always been a Subban fan, but he really turned it on in his last playoff review video.

Adam Proteau of The Hockey News believes the same, stating the Bruins are in trouble unless they somehow stop Subban.

Sportsnet is also tooting the Subban horn and how the young D man is thriving in the playoffs.

Arpon Basu of NHL.com notes how Michel Therrien is making the right moves behind the bench after the Canadiens 4-2 win.

There goes Joe Haggerty...the best sportswriter there ever was.

Kerry Fraser looks at Subban running into the net last night and why it's not a penalty shot.

Milan Lucic must really hate Alexei Emelin seeing as he speared the Russian yet again.

And naturally Lucic was not punished at all.

Grantland has the best moments from Tuesdays win over Boston.

It's the anthem singer showdown, Ginette Reno vs Kate Smith and let's be honest Reno is the no brainer here right?

David Amber and Mike Brophy of CBC talk about the current Habs and how this playoff run is much like the one in 1993.

Dale Weise has been big in the playoffs and he talked about overcoming early struggles and hopes to receive a new contract following this season.(French)

Around the NHL

The Ron Hextall Era has begun in Philly and Broad Street Hockey has all you need to know about their new GM.

Justin Fontaine and Erik Haula hooked up on a gorgeous saucer pass goal against the Blackhawks and it's well worth watching multiple times.

Ken Hitchcock will be back next year with the Blues after a disappointing end to their season.

The Jack Adams finalist have been announced, and there are no real surprises here.

Rocco Grimaldi has signed his ELC with the Florida Panthers and is forgoing his last two years of school.

Eric T. takes a hard look at recovery rates on dump ins using the Flyer forwards.

The TSN crew is going out for a rip and like every video TSN does it's absolutely glorious.