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Saturday Habs Links: Habs remain undefeated in preseason

Here are your daily links, including a great show from the Habs against Colorado (especially Jiri Sekac), the reason behind P.A. Parenteau's trade, Max Pacioretty's key to success, and more.

Sep 23, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens left wing Jiri Sekac (26) celebrates his goal
Sep 23, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens left wing Jiri Sekac (26) celebrates his goal
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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • Video highlights from last night's game in Quebec City. Jiri Sekac is making quite an impact. [NHL Videocentre]
  • We linked you to P.A. Parenteau's interview yesterday, now read the complete scoop by Pierre LeBrun (in English!) about his trade. According to Patrick Roy, "I believe this trade will serve him very well because he can play on the top two lines with Montreal and play on the power play. He's a very good hockey player, and I'm sure the people in Montreal will love him." [ESPN]
  • NHL's season preview of the Montreal Canadiens. GM Marc Bergevin stresses that the 2014 playoffs are behind them, and it's the future that the team is focused on. [NHL]
  • Max Pacioretty's secret to success is to stop overthinking on the ice, and to stop being overly hard on himself off of it. [NHL]
  • (Forward) Tim Bozon played his first NHL game vs. the Colorado Avalanche yesterday night. The guy is shaking off meningitis like it's a cold. [La Presse]

Around the league

  • Linemen Tim Nowak hobbled off the ice after his leg was injured from a collision...and he gets back to work three days later. Not enough props go to the linemen and referees in this league, who have a heck of a tough job to do every night. You go, Tim Nowak. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Vancouver Canucks placed goalie Jacob Markstrom on waivers. Depending on whether he gets claimed, we'll have a clue to Dustin Tokarski's future with the Habs. [NHL]
  • Jordan Staal will be out three months with a broken leg, after an unfortunate collision with Josh Gorges [Canes Country]
  • Thomas Vanek, now of the Minnesota Wild, is day-to-day with an injury from a bump. [NHL]
  • Will Colton Orr keep fighting? After the awful George Parros concussion, probably not. (But it's not like Randy Carlyle will ever let things like logic and game strategy slow him down) [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • In fact, the age of enforcers should be coming to an end. Fighting in hockey doesn't deter violence against your own players - as evidenced by this well-researched piece centred around the Philadelphia Flyers. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • Hmm, safety seems to be on everyone's minds. With all the waves in the football world lately, I think we're starting to examine certain elements of sports culture with more critical minds. The brutul physicality of hockey is getting harder to brush off as just a "part of the game". But anyways, NHL's culture of safety vs. hockey's culture of violence [The Hockey Writers]