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Sunday Habs Links: Canadiens burn a year off de la Rose's entry level contract

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Here are your daily links, including Jacob de la Rose playing his tenth game of the season, Michael McCarron's OHL year, Malcolm Subban in his first NHL game, and more

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Montreal Canadiens

  • Thanks to injuries to some elderly defencemen, the Canadiens are the youngest team in the NHL.  [Montreal Gazette]

  • Jacob de la Rose's played his tenth game yesterday, which kicks off the first year of his entry-level contract. His recent play makes a good case to renew it a year earlier than planned, maybe in the 2016-17 season. [La Presse] (French)

  • No one really knows what Bergevin will do for the blue line. But remember his quote: "You can never have too many defencemen". [La Presse] (French)

  • Michael McCarron is having a breakout OHL year. [Canadiens]

"The big thing is Michael’s strong down the middle. He controls the middle of the ice and plays great off the cycle. He’s getting better and better defensively. He’s winning draws, making plays, picking up passes in traffic. He’s playing tough, too. He just gives us a presence every time he’s out there," praised Generals head coach, DJ Smith, who insists acquiring McCarron’s services well ahead of the league’s January 9 trade deadline was a significant move for his hockey club in their quest for OHL and Memorial Cup supremac

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • A tight salary cap and some unfortunate trades have given the Boston Bruins a disappointing season. GM Peter Chiarelli's job may be on the line. [CBS Sports]

  • The New York Islanders has became a legitimate Cup contender, and they should be treated like one. [Lighthouse Hockey]

  • The new NHL stats site isn't quite as good as some of the other specialised, fan-made ones. [La Presse] (French)

  • Re-assessing Detroit Red Wings' free agency speculations six months later. [Winging it in Motown]

  • An interview with Denis Godla, whose MVP performance in net had helped Slovakia win bronze in the the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championships. [IIHF]

  • Malcolm Subban was pulled after allowing three goals on six shots in his first NHL game.