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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Alex Semin's agent not surprised by the demotion to the AHL

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league, including why Alex Semin might have been put on waivers, Geoff Molson's worries and the end of Pascal Dupuis's career.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Alex Semin's agent was not surprised by the demotion to the AHL, especially since Semin's style of play did not mesh well with the system employed by the Canadiens. [La Presse]
  • Ray Ferraro shared his thoughts on Alex Galchenyuk's progress this season, while the Habs Lunch crew discussed Alex Semin's future with the Habs.  [TSN 690 | FerraroHabs Lunch]
  • Even though the NHL's salary cap is set to rise, Canadiens' owner Geoff Molson is still concerned about the impact a weak Canadian dollar could have on Canadian hockey franchises. [Puck Daddy]
  • Who is Rick Dudley? Well for one thing, the Canadiens' senior vice president of hockey operations has been responsible for landing Dale Weise, Jeff Petry and Paul Byron. [Le Journal De Montreal]
  • Show off your support for Les Canadiennes, by downloading these awesome wallpapers! [EOTP]
  • The Montreal Canadiens put some smiles on the faces on some of their biggest fans:

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Pascal Dupuis's career has come to an unfortunate end. The forward is set to retire, after the reemergence of his blood clot condition. [Pensburgh]
  • The late Steve Montador's family have filed a lawsuit against the NHL, alleging that the NHL did not do enough to prevent brain injuries from occurring. Montador had suffered at least fifteen documented concussions over the duration of his career. [Puck Daddy]
  • Check out some of the goalie masks ever worn in the NHL! I don't know about you guys, but Gilles Gratton's mask is definitely the best of the bunch. [NHL]
  • How does America's most intriguing inventor plan on addressing the concussion issues which plague sports leagues? [Bloomberg]
  • Fact, Jaromir Jagr is immortal. No really, he is. [Pucks To The .Net]
  • The NHL will be eliminating a rather controversial rule: