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Saturday Habs Headlines: The captaincy has helped Max Pacioretty

Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including the positive effect of the captaincy on Max Pacioretty, Carey Price's generous donation, and honouring the Habs' long-time team doctor.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • A few notes from TSN 690: Much has been made about Carey Price's importance to the Habs, but having him is "an absolute luxury," and Max Pacioretty has only gotten better since being named team Captain. [TSN 690 | PricePacioretty]
  • Carey Price has generously donated "thousands upon thousands" of dollars worth of equipment to the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association. [Sportsnet]
  • The Canadiens will honour Dr. David Mulder, who served as team physician and later chief surgeon for the team for 52 years, before Saturday night's showdown with the Maple Leafs. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Dale Weise, playing in a contract year, hopes to remain with the Canadiens. [La Presse]
  • Looks like some of the St. John's IceCaps, including Jacob de la Rose who posted the photo, have a new ride - calling for a pose:

    Newtown-Squad just picked up a new whip #2010 #towzone #rebells

    A photo posted by Jacob de la Rose (@delarosejacob) on

  • TPS of the SM-liiga will be retiring Saku Koivu's jersey. [MTV.fi (Finnish)]
  • Jimmy Roberts, who played in parts of ten seasons with the Habs, has passed away at the age of 75. [RDS]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk has confirmed the team is trying to organize a game at Parliament Hill, with the likely opponent to be the Habs. [TSN]
  • Jaromir Jagr has been playing professional hockey for a long time, but to put in perspective just how long ... 35% of players in the NHL were not yet born when Jagr played his first game. [Eye on Hockey]
  • Check out Grantland's weekly NHL Grab Bag. [Grantland]
  • Jason Demers of the Dallas Stars has been suspended two games for his elbow on Nick Bonino. [Defending Big D]
  • Edmonton Oilers youngster Anton Slepyshev talks about the adjustment from the KHL to the NHL. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Randy Carlyle, the former Maple Leafs head coach who was fired back in January, hopes to return to the league. [TSN]
  • Take a look at this video from Licia Prehn explaining how a blind person can watch a hockey game. [YouTube]