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Tuesday Habs Headlines: David Desharnais is flourishing without Max Pacioretty

Here are your daily links, including an update on Carey Price, a new duel, Gary Bettman's salary, and more!

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Montreal Canadiens Links:

  • David Desharnais is proving that he doesn't need Max Pacioretty to find himself on the score sheet. When they were split this season, it seemed to have pushed him to do better. [Metro]
  • Michel Therrien gave the press an update early Monday morning about the status of Carey Price:
  • Alexei Emelin will be evaluated day-to-day to see when he can return to the lineup:
  • Habs captain Pacioretty thrives under the face of pressure. [USA Hockey]
  • What options do the Canadiens have if they want to get rid of Alexander Semin's contract? Bob McKenzie answer's the question. [TSN 690]
  • Price and Alex Galchenyuk battle it out in a logo-drawing duel. [Canadiens]
  • In Habs prospect news, Simon Bourque is on a nice little hot streak, with four points in four games last week. [EOTP]
  • Michael Bournival is still continuing his recovery process from a concussion that happened last season. [TVA Sports]
  • IceCaps head coach, Sylvain Lefebvre, won't blame Zachary Fucale for Saturday night's 9-8 OT loss. [The Telegram]
  • The Habs should call up Michael McCarron, according to the TSN 690 Habs Breakfast Crew. [TSN 690]
  • In short-term, the Canadiens are a Stanley Cup contender, and are also setup financially long-term with player contracts. [NHL Numbers]
  • La Presse writer Marc-Antoine Godin wrote a great piece on Patrick Roy's his final game in Montreal. [LaPresse]
  • For our Swedish fans, here's a season update about the Canadiens. (Swedish) [SvenskaFans]

Around The NHL and Elsewhere:

  • Gary Bettman made more than $9.6 million dollars in 2013-14, as per tax filings. [Yahoo!]
  • Calling more penalties won't fix the NHL's scoring issues. [ESPN]
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins insist that they aren't mad at each other, rather just frustrated as a group. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • This little Senators fan has more fun at a hockey game than anyone ever will. Just look at the pure joy on his face. [Puck Daddy]
  • Connor McDavid is out of a sling and doing upper-body exercises. [The Score]
  • Defying the odds, New Jersey Devils style. Are they last years Calgary Flames? [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Do you want to feel old? Here's a picture of Teemu Selanne holding Arizona Coyotes forward Max Domi as a baby. [CJAY92]
  • From an analytics point of view, take a look at the distribution of quality of competition and teammate metrics. [Hockey Graphs]
  • Jonathan Bernier's struggles are a bit of a mystery. [National Post]
  • Someone redesigned the entire league's jerseys, and some of them look really cool. [Project Unity]
  • 3-on-3 overtime distracts from the game's bigger problem. [Sporting News]
  • Scoring more in the NHL vs. safety, and the concerns of goalie alterations. [Catherine Silverman]