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Thursday Habs Links: Michael McCarron caps off 2014 with a six-point night

Here are your daily links, including Michael McCarron's second OHL hat trick, revisiting the Habs' year in 2014, a look at our favourite anouncer, Doc Emrick, and more.

LONDON, ON - OCTOBER 31: Michael McCarron #24 of the London Knights celebrates a goal
LONDON, ON - OCTOBER 31: Michael McCarron #24 of the London Knights celebrates a goal
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Montreal Canadiens

  • After failing to make the final cut for the US WJC roster, Michael McCarron is back with the London Knights. McCarron says: "They don’t want me, then it is their loss and I can’t focus on that. I am back here now with the Knights, super excited to be back with the boys and ready to make a push for the playoffs." [London Community News]

  • A 2014 Habs retrospective. Montreal finished the year with 50 points, enough to make us fifth in the league. It's been a good year for Price and Paciorettty, while young(er) players like Galchenyuk and Beaulieu have promising years ahead of them. [RDS] (French)
  • Michael McCarron had a six point night against Sarnia, scoring his second OHL hat trick.

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Check out the NHL's top ten plays of 2014. [NHL]

  • Columbus Blue Jackets sign winger Nick Foligno to a six-year, $33 million extension. [The Score]
  • Where do the Edmonton Oilers' problems end? Derek Zona makes a case to dismantle the entire front office and scatter them to the four corners of the Earth. [The Copper and the Blue]
  • Claude Giroux leads all players in points for the 2014 calendar year. Best player in the world, obviously. [Broad Street Bullies]
  • How was your New Year's Eve? Did you celebrate even half as hard as Denmark's goalie after their country's first win in the WJC? [Gfycat]
  • NPR did a short segment about Doc Emrick and the 153 verbs he uses. The perfect summary of Doc's career: "he is that rare play-by-play man who is both an authority on the game and a connoisseur of the language.The eloquence he brings to such a bombastic activity is the sort of giant contradiction that even overwhelms irony." Fabulous. [NPR]