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Tuesday Habs Links: Sergei Gonchar isn't a big fan of David Clarkson

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Here are your daily links surrounding the Habs and the rest of the hockey world, including Sergei Gonchar's thoughts on David Clarkson, Carey Price's amazing play over the past 365 days and a great discussion between P.K. Subban and Willie O'Ree.

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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • Sporting a non-contact jersey, veteran defenseman Sergei Gonchar returned to practice yesterday. Although he refused to speak about the extent of his injury, he was less than thrilled with the man who caused it; Toronto Maple Leafs tough guy David Clarkson. Gonchar went on to praise his pupil, Nathan Beaulieu, for coming to his defense. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Gonchar and injured forward P.A. Parenteau (remember him?) travelled with the team for this evening's game against the St. Louis Blues, but they're not expected to suit up. Oh, and if yesterday's practice was any indication, we could be in for some surprising lineup changes this evening. Alex Galchenyuk at right wing, anyone? [TVA]
  • Carey Price has been the best goaltender in the NHL since winning gold in Sochi a year ago. Tell me something I don't know! The star goalie has a league best .935 save percentage in 58 games over the past 365 days. [NHL]
  • And because we know you just can't get enough of our superstar, Sean Gordon wrote a great piece examining what makes Price so good. [Globe and Mail]
  • P.K. Subban sat down with Willie O'Ree, the first black man to play in the NHL, for a fascinating and intimate discussion with John Saunders of ESPN. [EOTP]
  • Max Pacioretty has been named the NHL's third star of the week. The Habs leading scorer had 4 goals, 2 assists for 6 points to go with a +6 rating over four games last week. Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick was named the first star, while Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks was the second star. [NHL]
  • What is general manager Marc Bergevin thinking ahead of the next Monday's trade deadline? Let's be honest, nobody has any idea. But it's always fun to examine his options. [La Presse]
  • Bob McKenzie joined the guys over at Montreal 690 to speak about any rumours the Canadiens might be associated with. [TSN 690]
  • To absolutely nobody's surprise, the Maple Leafs are doing their best to trade often injured forward Joffrey Lupul. Should the Habs make a push for the 31-year-old? [Sportsnet]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Check out this fantastic piece by former NHL star Igor Larionov on playing with creativity and artistry in the old Soviet Union. This is particularly interesting given the fact that Jiri Sekac appears primed to be a healthy scratch yet again. [The Players Tribune]
  • Attention fantasy hockey owners! It might be a good time to pick up Canucks goalie Eddie Lack. Ryan Miller is expected to miss at least a month with a lower body injury. [TVA]
  • Ottawa Senators big man Jared Cowen has been suspended three games for his hit on Florida Panthers forward Jussi Jokinen[Silver Seven Sens]
  • You can cross another name off the list. Despite rumblings over the weekend, Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis confirmed that the team has absolutely no interest in trading centre Jordan Staal[News Observer]
  • Last week, Maple Leafs youngster Morgan Rielly made a controversial comment, which likened the teams losing work ethic to acting like a girl. He has since apologized for the comment, but it sheds light on a much bigger issue in sports. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • As we look back on Team Canada's gold medal victory in Sochi last year, it's impossible not to look ahead at the potential powerhouse roster that will take the ice during the World Cup in 2016. Spoiler: It will be very, very, very good. [The Score]
  • Top prospect Connor McDavid signed a Buffalo Sabres jersey equipped with his name and number on it. As this fan has now jinxed any hope of McDavid being drafted by the Sabres, let's hope the poor guy is okay if we're posting "What's wrong with Jack Eichel?" articles next year. [Puck Daddy]
  • Lastly, the Gatineau Olympiques of the QMJHL are in some trouble. Some players are at the centre of a sexual misconduct investigation. [Ottawa Citizen]