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Saturday Habs Links: Eller Trusted With More Responsibilities

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens, including Eller's evolving role, Fucale's goodbye to Halifax, and atrocious NHL All Star jerseys.

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Montreal Canadiens

  • Lars Eller's faceoff prowess may make Manny Malhotra redundant. Eller's 57.0 faceoff winning percentage is allowing Coach Therrien to trust him with more of Malhotra's responsibilities. [RDS - French]
  • Lars Eller is also taking the Canadiens' no excuses motto to heart, having this to say about the team. "There are going to be times when we're a  little bit tired, but it's the same for the other teams so I don't want to use that as an excuse." [TSN]
  • With the Habs hitting the halfway mark, take a look at some of the grades they've received so far. It shouldn't be a surprise that Carey Price is the only one who received an A+. [Sportsnet]
  • Fresh off of winning a gold medal with Canada, Zach Fucale went back to Halifax to say his goodbyes. The former Halifax Moosehead had been traded to the Quebec Remparts, but returned to show his appreciation. [Halifax Mooseheads]
  • A trade between Montreal and New Jersey involving Jaromir Jagr seems unlikely to happen. [Twitter]

Around The League And Elsewhere

  • The NHL released its NHL All Star game jerseys and they were predictably awful. Really NHL, neon green trim? [SB Nation]
  • The UK's Elite Ice Hockey League doled out an 18-game suspension to forward Joe Grimaldi, after he threw an illegal check to the head, speared an opposing player in the stomach and threw his helmet at him as well. [CBS Sports]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs' issues go beyond Randy Carlyle's inability to coach. [Hockey Graphs]
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to a "4-year, $29.7 million dollar extension". [Puck Daddy]
  • Zemgus Girgensons not only managed to be the leading vote-getter at the NHL All Star game, but he now has a rap song named after him too! Enjoy. [YouTube]