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Tuesday Habs Links: Why was Jarred Tinordi not called up?

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Here are your daily links surrounding the Habs and the rest of the hockey world, including the decision to not recall Jarred Tinordi from the Hamilton Bulldogs, and some nice words between P.K. Subban and Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock.

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Montreal Canadiens

  • The guys over at Montreal 690 discuss Nathan Beaulieu sticking up for Sergei Gonchar, while questioning why the team chose to call up Greg Pateryn over Jarred Tinordi. [TSN]
  • Despite a disappointing loss to the Edmonton Oilers followed by a tough shootout victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Habs still took home three out of four points. Head coach Michel Therrien reassured everyone that he's pleased with his teams play, emphasizing that the result comes before everything else. [La Presse]
  • Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock had some really nice things to say about P.K. Subban[Journal de Montreal]
  • The star defenseman returned the good words, praising his former Team Canada coach from the Sochi Olympics. "Even though I only played one game, he made me feel just as important as a guy like Sidney Crosby. So I'd play for him as well." [RDS]
  • Speaking of Subban, he stuck up for Toronto Maple Leafs star Phil Kessel. He says Kessel cares about his team, the city of Toronto and that the constant criticism directed at him is not deserved. [The Gazette]
  • Olivier Bouchard says the Canadiens are definitely in search of a a forward and a defenseman ahead of the trade deadline. [La Presse]
  • And start your morning off the right way by watching Tomas Plekanec's game-winning goal late in the third period against the Detroit Red Wings. [YouTube]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • You can cross another potential trade candidate off the board. The Ottawa Senators have inked defenseman Mark Methot to a 4-year, $19.6 million extension. [Silver Seven]
  • The NHL's leading goal scorer wasn't making any friends over the weekend. Anaheim Ducks star Ryan Getzlaf was less than thrilled with Washington Capitals stud Alex Ovechkin, blasting him for "embarrassing" the game after diving. Regardless of the incident, Ovie continued to impress; scoring a pair of goals in the game to take over the league lead with 36. [TVA]
  • Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov has been suspended four games for his dangerous hit on Dallas Stars leading scorer Tyler Seguin. [Little Box Cats]
  • The Nashville Predators are all-in for the Stanley Cup after acquiring Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli from the Toronto Maple Leafs. [NHL]
  • Speaking of the Leafs, they're far from done. Several core players, including Kessel, have been made available and by all accounts, talks are heating up. [Sportsnet]
  • NHL top prospect Connor McDavid extended his point streak to 19 games, setting an Erie Otters record. He has 16 goals, 28 assists for 44 points during the impressive streak. [CBC]
  • Lastly, here's something you don't see everyday. Check out this cool new twist on the Teddy Bear Toss, as 7,670 pieces of underwear flew on to the ice during an ECHL game on Sunday. [Puck Daddy]