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Friday Habs Headlines: Canadiens' speed, offense makes them more than a one-man show

Here are your daily links, including a look at what's different about the Habs this year, Max Pacioretty growing into his role as captain, and another look at Andrei Markov's hit on Kris Letang.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Elliotte Friedman had plenty to say about the Habs in his 30 Thoughts article, and dives into detail on how this years' team is more than a one-man show, and why they've been so. [Sportsnet]
  • Habs' captain Max Pacioretty is steadily growing into his new role. []
  • Mike Condon has been proving all season long that he is the real deal. [TSN 690]
  • Kerry Fraser describes why Andrei Markov's hit on Kris Letang on Wednesday night was not a dirty one. [TSN]
  • The Canadiens are still at the top of Puck Daddy's NHL Power Rankings. [Puck Daddy]
  • Tim Bozon has been assigned to the Brampton Beast of the ECHL, Nikita Scherbak is ready to return, as Jacob de la Rose starts to nurse an injury of his own. [RDS]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Which hockey stars' slumps are indicative of a permanent decline? [ESPN]
  • Team Europe is facing some challenges in preparation for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. [Sportsnet]
  • Amidst the ongoing debate surrounding net and equipment sizes, Jonathan Quick suggests that Kay Whitmore, the man in charge of monitoring goalie equipment, needs some help. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Gary Bettman says there is no need to worry about a possible Carolina Hurricanes relocation. [Pro Hockey Talk]