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Thursday Habs Headlines: Changes on and off the ice don't faze Torrey Mitchell

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league, including Torrey Mitchell's promotions, Carey Price at practice and changing the NHL All Star game.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Life could not be going any better for centre Torrey Mitchell, who recently became a father again to a baby daughter, and received an impromptu promotion to playing right wing on the second line. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Though no date has been set for his return, Carey Price took to the ice to practice with the rest of the team yesterday. [NHL]
  • The fine folks at Habs Breakfast debate over whether this year's edition of the Montreal Canadiens can go deep into the playoffs, while Ray Ferraro stopped by to explain why Alex Semin's slump was of his own doing. [TSN 690 | Habs BreakfastFerraro]
  • If the Canadiens aren't comfortable with playing Alex Semin on the second line, who could theoretically take over his spot on right wing? Tune into the latest episode of Ice Level to find out! [EOTP]
  • Remember this familiar face?

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • A collection of 3-on-3 matches may soon replace the much maligned hockey game portion of the NHL's All Star weekend in Nashville this season. [TSN]
  • In hockey, fans are too often more than happy to point out attendance rates when judging markets, but fail to take other factors into consideration when doing so. [Raw Charge]
  • Just how far has the NHL come with regards to dealing with racism on the ice? [Sportsnet]
  • It has been quite a journey for Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer to win back the starting job from Jonathan Bernier, but at long last he has succeeded. [ESPN]
  • Though the Anaheim Ducks may have lost 9 of their first 10 games, the team has managed to post a respectable 5-3 record over their last 8 games. This recent streak may have prevented the Ducks from cutting ties with coach Bruce Boudreau too soon. [NHL]
  • How will one of the only smart moves the Boston Bruins made over the summer come back to benefit them? [Bleacher Report]
  • The SHL's Frolunda HC are working with first and second generation immigrant children to teach them how to play hockey, and so far this program has been an immense success! [Frolunda Indians]