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Wednesday Habs Links: Subban & Pacioretty learning the job of an alternate

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Here are your daily links, including a review of Subban and Pacioretty's first season wearing the A, why Carey Price could work on his game around the net, the unimpressive first year of the Rogers broadcast deal, and more.

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Oct 16, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty (67) hands over the torch to teammate P.K. Subban (76) during the introduction ceremony before the game against the Boston Bruins at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens won 6-4
Oct 16, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty (67) hands over the torch to teammate P.K. Subban (76) during the introduction ceremony before the game against the Boston Bruins at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens won 6-4
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Montreal Canadiens

  • Best thing about this four assistant captains business is that everyone forgets about Plekanec and Markov. But in any case, Subban and Pacioretty are doing a great job their first season with an "A". [Globe and Mail]

  • Carey Price could work on his puck handling around the net, says Normand Flynn from RDS. [TSN 690] (Podcast)

  • Guy Lafleur was in Saskatchewan this weekend to speak at the K+S Potash Canada Kinsmen Sports Celebrity Banquet. [Moose Jaw Times Herald]

  • Brandon Prust duels Dustin Tokasarki in volley pong:

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • A group of 29 retired players are filing concussion litigation against the NHL for failing to protect its players from the effects of concussions. Includes names like Robert "Butch" Goring, Sergio Momesso, Manny Legace, Brian Savage and Todd Warriner. Good luck to them. [The Hockey News]

  • Like college hockey? Check out this list of 59 Twitters to follow. [SB Nation]

  • The 10 worst breakups in NHL history. If you're anything like me, your first reaction was also "Haha! Kovalchuk!" (he appears, don't worry). [Grantland]

  • Some creepy radio hosts interviewed Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin, and some unfortunate insults about the Sedin brothers were brought up. It was an embarrassing business all around, really. [The Hockey News]

  • Eliotte Friedman wrote a thoughtful piece about Evander Kane and his relationship to the Jets. The title is strangely incendiary though. [Sportsnet]

  • T.V. ratings for Rogers' first year of a $5 billion deal is down across the board, which is dismal for a company trying to capture the market in a hockey-obsessed country. What gives? [Pension Plan Puppets]

  • Pat Quinn will be posthumously honoured for his contributions by being named to the 2015 class of the Order of Hockey in Canada, along with Serge Savard and Jim Gregory. [CBC]

  • A review of TSN Insider Bob McKenzie's new book: Hockey Confidential. Sounds interesting, and personally, I'm going to pick up a copy soon. [SB College Hockey]