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Thursday Habs Headlines: It is only one loss

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Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league, including how to react to loss number one, a new Brampton Beast signing, and Ovechkin versus Federov.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • TSN's Bob McKenzie explains why Montreal's first loss was coming, while Pierre McGuire cautioned Canadiens' fans away from reacting too strongly to the first loss of the season. [TSN 690 | McKenzie | McGuire]
  • Captain Max Pacioretty believes that his team abandoned Carey Price on the ice during their loss to the Vancouver Canucks, and emphasized the need to play better around their goaltender. [La Presse]
  • A lifetime of being told he is too small to succeed in hockey hasn't prevented Brendan Gallagher from proving the opposite. [The Province]
  • Former Canadiens enforcer Todd Ewen's life may have come to an untimely end due to his hockey career. [The Globe And Mail]
  • Angela Price opened up about the difficulties of being married to a professional athlete, during a Q and A promoting the new season of Hockey Wives. [Sportsnet]
  • The Brampton Beast have signed a new defenseman:

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • Who is the better Russian sniper: Alex Ovechkin or Sergei Fedorov? [NHL]
  • Take a look at a more efficient way to evaluate NHL defensemen. [Hockey-Graphs]
  • Unsurprisingly, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is once again the top-ranked hockey player in the NHL. [ESPN]
  • Just how far has Connor McDavid come — both mentally and physically — since being drafted by the Edmonton Oilers? [Sports Illustrated]
  • Check out the incredible James Dunn and the story of how he used hockey to fight back against cancer. [TSN]
  • Meet Louise Warren, a professional hockey player by day and police officer at night. [Calgary Herald]
  • Poor Brandon Prust: