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Friday Habs Links: Marc Bergevin talks about the Hamilton Bulldogs' system

Here are your daily links, including Max Pacioretty's six-game goal streak, a rant about the unfair scrutiny around P.K. Subban, why the Bulldogs losing makes the Canadiens better, and more.

Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club

Montreal Canadiens

  • Max Pacioretty just scored in six straight games, the first Hab to do so in the last 24 years. [EOTP]
  • Your daily reminder that Carey Price is perfect. Let Pacioretty explain it for you: [Puck Daddy]

"I’ve never seen him nervous," said teammate Max Pacioretty. "A lot of times you’ll see a goalie panic or start to maybe yell or get mad after a bad goal. I’ve seen that a handful of times [from Price], and it’s not due to nervousness. It’s due to frustration. I’ve never seen him change his personality based off of nervousness. Never."

  • Sean Gordon from The Globe and Mail joins the Marek vs. Wyshynski podcast to rant about the ridiculous media hate piled on P.K.Subban. Highly entertaining and cathartic listen, and stick around afterwards for his commentary on the rest of the Habs' defence.  [iTunes]

  • Some great insights into the relationship between the Hamilton Bulldogs and the Montreal Canadiens: Lefebvre has to play the same system as Therrien for the sake of "organizational continuity", and Bergevin has this to say: "Our philosophy in Montreal, I don't want players who want to win. We want players who hate losing". [The Spectator]

Around the League and elsewhere

  • Arizona Coyotes are now officially in rebuild mode. GM Don Maloney and majority owner Andrew Barroway agreed to "blow [it] up"  for a full rebuild. [The Score]
  • Why doesn't Logan Couture write 100% of all hockey breakdown articles? Check out this beautifully put together analysis of the NHL's elite centres from a player's perspective. [The Players' Tribune]
  • Analytics favour Patrice Bergeron for the Selke this season. [NHL]
  • Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames may be one of the most underrated defenseman in the league, playing at an elite level on an unfortunately bad team. Read the rest of the analysis here. [SB Nation]