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Friday Habs Links: Michel Therrien is getting down to business

Here are your daily links, including the Habs splitting up the roster into seemingly NHL and AHL caliber players, a pre-game interview with former Av PA Parenteau, Michael McCarron's injury update, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • With not too many practice days left before the opening battle with the Maple Leafs on October 8th, Michel Therrien is separating his troops to get more done. Group A is comprised of mainly NHL caliber players who we all know and expect to crack the roster. Group B is comprised of mainly players that are most likely not going to make the Canadiens roster right now, but you never know, a Michael Bournival could be lurking in that group. [Gazette]
  • PA Parenteau was in the lineup for the Habs to take on his former team. See what he had to say about his time with the Colorado Avalanche and their coach, Habs legend Patrick Roy, in a pre-game interview. [RDS] (French)
  • See what Dave Stubbs had to say about the first preseason game against the Bruins on Tuesday night, as well as the hero of the game, Drayson Bowman. [Gazette]
  • How did the Canadiens have so much success on the penalty kill last year? See why right here in this fantastic breakdown. [The Score]
  • Bad news for the Habs, 2013 First-Round Pick Michael McCarron will be out 6 weeks due to injuries he sustained when crashing into a goal post on Tuesday night against the Bruins. [EOTP]

Around the league

  • Check out today's NHL.com "30-in-15" teams. The New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild. [NHL- Rangers] [NHL- Wild]
  • Bob McKenzie unveiled his preseason draft rankings for all of the prospects that are eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft. Check them out right here. [TSN]
  • Travis Hughes gives us his take on the Florida Panthers situation. As a Florida Panther season ticket holder, I sure would like to see them stay. The preseason game between them and the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night had 2,000 fans, maybe.  [SB Nation]
  • The Nashville Predators and defenseman Ryan Ellis have come to terms on a 5-year, $12.5M deal. The twenty-three year old Ellis was the first round draft pick of the Predators in 2009 and put up a career high 27 points last year in 80 games. [CBS]
  • It looks like Thomas Vanek is very happy to get a fresh start in his American hometown of Minneapolis. [NHL]