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Sunday Habs Links: Price and Bergeron embrace Winter Classic

Here are your daily links, including a short interview on the Winter Classic, why rebound goals are important, all the funny All-Star draft highlights you'll ever need, and more.

COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 24: Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens and Team Foligno poses on the red carpet for the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend at Nationwide Arena on January 24, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 24: Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens and Team Foligno poses on the red carpet for the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend at Nationwide Arena on January 24, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Montreal Canadiens

  • Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins for the 2016 Winter Classic: absolutely, officially, 100% confirmed. Huzzah! [Canadiens]
  • Carey Price and Patrice Bergeron embrace the upcoming Winter Classic. [Sportsnet]
  • Teammates once more: Price and Jiri Sekac were both drafted by Team Foligno for the All-Star Game. Here's how they fared during the skills competition. [EOTP]
  • Price's family is in Columbus right now to cheer him on. [La Presse] (French)
  • Back in Montreal, Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher will be at the Montreal Auto Show this afternoon for autographs. [Newswire]
  • The Star analyzed 3,710 goals, and concluded that more goals are scored after a rebound than any other way. As Carey Price explains, controlling rebounds and working with defenseman becomes incredibly important for goaltenders. [The Star]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Watch as a Minnesota State goalie intentionally flips his net over to stop play. [SB nation College Hockey]
  • Good news for salary caps:

  • Alex Ovechkin does All-Star weekend.

    Ready for draft...готов к драфу

    A video posted by Alexander Ovechkin (@aleksandrovechkinofficial) on

  • The NHL is testing new player tracking technology during the skills contest and All-Star Game by putting chips in pucks and jerseys. Hopefully, they will track data like puck and skating speed, puck trajectory and puck location. [Washington Post]
  • Jonathan Toews defends his first draft pick Phil Kessel "He's one of the most coachable players out there." Oh snap, Toronto. [Sportsnet]
  • The highlight of the All-Star draft still goes to the Tyler Seguin for Phil Kessel trade. "It worked out for both teams in the past," deadpans Nick Foligno. [Youtube]

  • Ryan Getzlaf tries to draft the two-way forward  "Jonathan Tavares". Shoutout to the "did my co-worker just screw up?" smirk on Toews, spreading over his face like a sunlight over a beached, dead shark. (I'm sorry, but that's just how Toews' face was made). [Lighthouse Hockey]