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Wednesday Habs Links: Sven Andrighetto's odd friendship

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens, including Andrighetto's friendship with Kucherov, record breaking World Junior viewership and frustrations mounting for Montreal's rivals.

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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • Sven Andrighetto had to put aside his friendship with Nikita Kucherov, when the two faced off against each other for the first time in yesterday's match against the Tampa Bay Lightning. [Lapresse - French]
  • Speaking of firsts, Jonathan Drouin played his first game in Montreal. It was a homecoming of sorts for Drouin, who hails from Ste-Agathe-des-Monts. [Sportsnet]
  • The 2015 World Juniors became the most watched specialty broadcast in Canada, 13.4 million Canadians tuned in to watch the Gold Medal game. Canadians consumed 105 million hours of the tournament which was jointly hosted by Montreal and Toronto. [Bell]
  • It's possible, though unlikely, that Martin Reway could be heading back to major junior. [Yahoo]
  • Watch as Tom Gilbert and Brandon Prust go head-to-head in a very difficult memory duel. [Canadiens]

Around The League And Elsewhere

  • The Maple Leafs have fired head coach Randy Carlyle after losing 7 of their last 9 games. Unsurprisingly, it wasn't Carlyle's abysmal coaching that was questioned but whether Phil Kessel was behind this move. [CBC]
  • The Boston Bruins' inability to grab a playoff spot is drawing the ire of Charlie Jacobs, the son of Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs. [The Boston Globe]
  • Daniel Leger changed New Brunswick's hockey landscape to allow his daughter to keep playing the sport she loved. [Macleans]
  • Player tracking technology will be in use at the upcoming NHL All-Star game. The hope is that this technology will eliminate the inconsistencies caused by recording real-time stats by hand. [Sportsnet]
  • Connor McDavid put up 11 points over the course of the World Junior Championship. Not bad for a player who almost had to miss the tournament due to a broken hand. [ESPN]
  • Denis Godla's unbelievable performance in net for Team Slovakia netted him a bronze medal and tournament MVP honours. [IIHF]