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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Michel Therrien deserves credit for the Canadiens improved play

Here are your daily links, including Carey Price news, confidence in Condon, the Flint Firebirds situation, Hockey Hall of Fame night, and more!

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Montreal Canadiens Links:

  • If Michel Therrien was responsible for the disappointments of last season, he deserves some credit for the improvements we're seeing so far this season. [Metro]
  • Mike Condon was named the NHL's third star of the week. [Canadiens]
  • Carey Price was not at practice Monday, as he was out of town getting a second opinion on his lower-body injury:
  • The Canadiens are in good spirits and have a lot of confidence in goaltender Mike Condon. [Canadiens]
  • Michel Therrien will meet with media this morning to let the public know about the status of Carey Price. [RDS]
  • Everything is good in the Habs world, as the had some fun at practice on Monday afternoon. [Canadiens]
  • Long time NHL referee, Kerry Fraser, explained the Gallagher crease situation that happened on Saturday against the Bruins. [TSN]
  • La Presse did a nice Q&A with Canadiennes goaltender Charline Labonte. [LaPresse]
  • Some IceCaps players spent their Monday morning at an elementary school, reading to children:
  • Zach Fucale and Jeremy Gregoire were also at a school, answering questions for older kids:

Around the NHL and elsewhere:

  • After winning a game in O.T, Flint Firebirds owner fired the entire coaching staff because his son wasn't getting enough playing time. The players walked out, but the coaches have since been re-hired. Here's the statement from the owner:
  • Team Canada won U17 gold, and the prospects impressed the scouts very much. [Sportsnet]
  • For years, Bob McKenzie has been living a lie. Meet the "real" hockey insider. [TSN]
  • Jordin Tootoo told media that Alex Burrows said some dark stuff about Tootoo's family and past in a scrum when the Canucks and Devils last played each other. [Sportsnet]
  • Seven great hockey players/builders were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame last night, and the attendance list was pretty amazing. [InducteesAttendance List]
  • Bad news for the Tampa Bay Lightning, as forward Ondrej Palat will be out 3-5 weeks. [Lightning]
  • Tyler Toffoli met with a big fan of his and gave him one of his sticks as a birthday present. [Kings]
  • Chris Pronger's career was sculpted in St. Louis. [STL Today]
  • The Carolina Hurricanes owner lost $1.3 million operating PNC Arena. [Forbes]
  • Meet the man who designs all of the Capitals goalies masks. [NoVa Caps]