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Thursday Habs Headlines: A sneak peek at this year's Winter Classic series

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league, including a first look into the NHL's behind the scenes series, Fleischmann's life threatening injury and non-goalie related solutions to the NHL's scoring problem.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Here's your first look at this year's Road to the NHL Winter Classic series, featuring the Canadiens and the Boston Bruins:
  • Being the captain of one of the oldest franchises in the league is no easy task, but Max Pacioretty is proving that he's more than capable of shouldering that responsibility. [NHL]
  • For five years, Tomas Fleischmann played hockey while taking anticoagulants to treat his blood clots, and he was well aware of the dangers associated with doing so. [La Presse]
  • Just how did Brendan Gallagher and David Desharnais revamp Montreal's struggling power play? [RDS]
  • Bob McKenzie shared his thoughts on the media's role in discovering Carey Price's injury, while Pierre McGuire believes that Price's injury should not cause Canadiens' fans to worry. [TSN 690 | McKenzieMcGuire]
  • Check out the newest Before/After Markov duel with Brian Flynn, and what P.K. Subban would swipe right on Tinder! [Canadiens | FlynnSubban]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • The NHL introduced a new rule this summer, requiring the defensive player to place his stick down first during a face-off. But has this change resulted in more goals being scored? [Hockey-Graphs]
  • With all the recent talk about how goaltenders and goaltending equipment affects goal-scoring in the NHL, here are some non-goaltender related solutions to that problem. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Head coach Guy Boucher will be leaving his position at HC Bern at the end of this season. [Puck Daddy]
  • Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn continue to be the best offensive pair in the NHL, but what is the secret to their success? [Sportsnet]
  • Competition for positions on Team Canada's world junior squad are in full swing. [TSN]
  • Fresh off of scoring against Team Canada and Team USA, Sweden's own Hanna Olsen shares her thoughts on her experiences with her national squad. []