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Sunday Habs Links: Eller is back, Galchenyuk on the wing

Here are your daily links, including Eller's first impressions of Sekac, Galchenyuk's position shuffle, Tokarski's future, the Subban Family Hockey Pants, and your Sunday Habs Throwback.

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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • EOTP (and let's face it, Habs fans everywhere) have cautiously punched our tickets to board the Jiri Sekac hype train. La Presse compliments him for his on-ice speed and hustle, and his off-ice intelligence and calmness in front of the "Montreal media zoo". [La Presse]
  • Also seen on board the hype train: Lars Eller, who said some nice things about his linemate after returning to practice on Saturday. The article also includes speculation over Alex Galchenyuk remaining at centre, and the narrowing competition between Jarred Tinordi and Nathan Beaulieu.  [Canadiens]
  • Alex Galchenyuk has this to say about his move back to wing during Saturday's practice. "I’m not the coach and I’ll play wherever they want me to play." [Montreal Gazette]
  • So Dustin Tokarski is probably staying in Montreal, yes? Because fellow goalie Joey MacDonald is clearly getting ready to start for the Hamilton Bulldogs. [The Hamilton Spectator]
  • P.K. Subban's path to the NHL wasn't financially easy. One part of the article that I absolutely love- P.K.'s dad has photos of all three Subban brothers wearing the same pair of 20$ hockey pants, which was handed-down. This is better than the Crosby dryer.  [Montreal Gazette]
  • Here's a darkhorse to make the Habs: Christian Thomas. This is the first time I've seen him singled out by hockey media, but he's worth keeping in mind. [A Winning Habit]
  • Sunday Habs Throwback: The first Czech players in the NHL, and how they escaped the iron curtain. Great story about Petr Svoboda, who risked arrest and trial when he defected to join the Montreal Canadiens in the 80's.  [Google Books]

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