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Sunday Habs Headlines: Tomas Plekanec would love to finish career with the Canadiens

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Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including the savvy extension of Tomas Plekanec, a look back at a terrific showing from Carey Price, and a former Hab signing in Sweden after fans help pay for his contract.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Pierre LeBrun says that Tomas Plekanec's two-year contract extension is a "big win" for the Habs and GM Marc Bergevin. [TSN 690]
  • More on Plekanec, who would love to finish his career with the team who drafted him, but is currently only thinking about winning the big one. [Montreal Gazette]
  • TSN's Dave Hodge gave a "thumbs up" to the Canadiens for their undefeated start. [TSN]
  • It was coaching day at the Bell Centre on Saturday, as minor hockey coaches from around the province showed up:
  • Take a look back at Carey Price's red hot performance against the Rangers on Thursday night, which earned him his first shutout of the season. [In Goal Magazine]
  • Michael McCarron scored the first goal of his professional career last night, and enjoyed it so much he decided to add two more.  Check out the 2013 first-round pick's first hat trick and more in the highlights from last night's game. [YouTube]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • After several players jumped from the CWHL to the NWHL - the first professional women's hockey league to pay athletes - will the gamble pay off? [ESPN]
  • Chosen by many as Stanley Cup contenders this season, the Anaheim Ducks are off to a woeful start. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • You can now buy the entire Madison Square Garden rink where the Rangers won the 1994 Stanley Cup - that includes the boards, benches, etc. - in auction. [Puck Daddy]
  • Mike Keenan has been fired as head coach of the KHL's Metallurg Magnitogorsk, despite a 13-8 start to the season. [KHL]
  • Former Hab Brock Trotter will play for IF Bjorkloven of the HockeyAllsvenskan, after fans of the team raised money for his contract. [Aftonbladet (Swedish)]