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Here are your daily links, including 30 thoughts with Elliotte Friedman, Galchenyuk's milestone, David Mulder, Duncan Keith, and more!

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Montreal Canadiens Links:

  • The Canadiens are off to a historic start this season, and a big reason why is the mobility of the defensive corps. [RDS]
  • The Habs defeated the Blues last night to remain perfect on the year.. Oh, and Carey got another shutout. [EOTP]
  • Elliotte Friedman talks 30 thoughts and has some input on Carey Price (#20) and Tomas Plekanec (#21, #22). [Sportsnet]
  • Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk played in his 200th NHL game last night against the Blues:
  • Carey Price has some of the sharpest techniques in the NHL right now, here's an analysis on why. [Minivandad]
  • That's Hockey 2 Nite crew talked about early season impressions from the Eastern Conference, and the Canadiens historic start to the season. [TSN]
  • Canadiens prospect Daniel Audette is off to a red hot start in the QMJHL this year, scoring 8 points in 3 games last week alone. [EOTP]
  • The Habs are off to a great start, and are doing things the right way, instead of just relying on Carey Price. [TSN]
  • Canadiens will honour long time team surgeon David Mulder before the Habs-Leafs game on Saturday. Also, the trauma centre at Montreal General Hospital was named after him. [Gazette]
  • The TSN690 crew talked with Pierre McGuire and he said that Max Pacioretty and Jonathan Toews are similar leaders. [TSN690]
  • Sugar Sammy assigns Alexei Emelin, Dale Weise and Brian Flynn their missions for the 2015-16 Canadiens season. [Canadiens]
  • Former Canadiens 1st round pick, Louis Leblanc, has signed with HC Slovan Bratislava in the KHL. [Pro Hockey Talk]

Around the NHL and elsewhere:

  • Duncan Keith will be out of the Blackhawks lineup for 4-6 weeks following knee surgery. [Second City Hockey]
  • Why does Jaromir Jagr wear #68? Let him tell you:
  • Evander Kane and Jamie McGinn took a helicopter to Toronto to watch the Jays-Royals game on Monday night, and also sat right behind home plate. [Sports Illustrated]
  • The Calgary Flames are in an uphill battle against regression. [TSN]
  • Curtis Glencross has announced his retirement from hockey after 9 pro seasons. [The Score]
  • Yahoo! asked 27 NHL players who they thought was the most underrated player in the NHL. [Puck Daddy]
  • Taylor Hall was "zipperface" at the Oilers halloween party. [Taylor Hall]
  • Calgary Flames coach, Bob Hartley, is tired of rotating between 3 goalies and wants either Karri Ramo or Jonas Hiller to step up. [The Hockey News]
  • KHL goalie, Jakub Kovar, makes an unbelievable split leg save the other day. [The Hockey News]
  • Tampa Bay Lightning players, Alex Killorn and Jason Garrison freaked out in a haunted house. [Eye On Hockey]