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Thursday Habs Links: How will Marc Bergevin deal with Alexei Emelin?

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens, including Bergevin's thought process, Subban's blue line prowess and Toronto's jersey throwing crackdown.

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Montreal Canadiens

  • Marc Bergevin has been known to value cap space, and with Alexei Emelin finding himself in the same situation as Josh Gorges was in a year ago, could Emelin be the next player to be traded? Elliotte Friedman thinks that Bergevin might try to make a move, although he definitely makes it clear it's just his thoughts on the situation, and that Bergevin's camp hasn't leaked anything regarding a possible move. [Sportsnet]
  • PK Subban has been on fire over the past 8 games, recording 3 goals and 5 assists in that span. More encouragingly, his underlying stats leave him one of the top 10 defensemen in the league. [TSN]
  • Subban also responded gracefully when asked about his All-Star snub, mentioning that the Habs were well represented in Columbus with Price and Sekac. Seriously NHL, why is this guy not at the All-Star game? [TSN]
  • The importance of Carey Price's play this season hasn't been lost on his team. Despite possessing the worst score-adjusted Fenwick among Eastern contenders, the Canadiens are still on pace to post a 111-point season. [Globe and Mail]
  • With Montreal's powerplay finally clicking as Subban and Markov find ways to put the puck in the back of the net, now is the perfect time to get your very own "License To Snipe" shirt. [EOTP]
  • Enjoy the Club 1909 bloopers and Brendan Gallagher's infectious laugh! [Canadiens]

Around The League And Elsewhere

  • Shot-blocking defensemen are more of a hassle then help, as their presence in front of the crease creates more work for goaltenders. The new NHL may no longer have any use for them, as puck-handling defensemen continue to play more minutes and generate more scoring opportunities. [CBS Sports]
  • After spending 22 years in the NHL, Ray Whitney has announced his retirement. The former All-Star had career seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes, with whom he won the Stanley Cup in 2006. [CBC]
  • The latest Leafs' fans who threw their jerseys on the ice, have been fined and banned from the ACC for a year. While fans do have the right to be frustrated at their team, their frustration doesn't give them the right to be entitled. [Sportsnet]
  • While the Winter Classic is shaping to be a showdown between the Habs and Bruins, it looks like the NHL will award Minnesota and Colorado with outdoor games as well. [Puck Daddy]
  • Watch Alex Ovechkin score a fantastic goal and shatter the camera in net as well! [Sports Illustrated]