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Wednesday Habs Links: Goodbye Sekac, Hello Smith-Pelly

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Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens, including trading Jiri Sekac, learning about Devante Smith-Pelley and the disporportionate amount of concussions suffered by female hockey players.

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Montreal Canadiens

  • Jiri Sekac has been traded to the Anaheim Ducks, in exchange for Devante Smith-Pelley. How does this trade work out for the Canadiens? [EOTP]
  • Jiri Sekac had this to say about his sudden trade on twitter. [Twitter]
  • Despite the trade, Sekac knows better than to dwell on it and will look towards the next chapter in his NHL career with the Anaheim Ducks. [RDS]
  • In the short time he was here, Jiri Sekac was very well-liked both among Habs fans and his teammates. [Sportsnet]
  • TSN's Bob McKenzie theorizes that this trade may have been fueled by Michel Therrien's refusal to play the young Czech. If Therrien was not willing to play Sekac, than Bergevin had to trade for someone who the coach would play. [TSN]
  • EOTP's Ice Level podcast will be up today, in the meantime you can listen to last week's episode and subscribe on iTunes & Soundcloud. [iTunes][Soundcloud]
  • Take a look at how the folks over at Anaheim Calling reacted to this trade. [Anaheim Calling]
  • New guy Devante Smith-Pelley is no stranger to wearing the bleu-blanc-et-rouge! [Instagram]
  • Now for some non-trade related news, check out prospect Mac Bennett's interview on The Bulldogs Show. [The Bulldogs Show]
  • Subban doesn't quite look like himself. [Puck Daddy]

Around The League And Elsewhere

  • A survey run by the Women's Sports Foundation has reported that female hockey players are more prone to suffering from concussions. [Globe And Mail]
  • The Boston Bruins may be interested in acquiring Dallas Stars forward Erik Cole. Cole has 17 goals and 14 assists in 55 games this season. [The Score]
  • Here's a more in-depth analysis of the injury suffered by Henrik Lundqvist after he took a puck to the throat. [Undisclosed Injury]
  • Some good news for Jets fans! Alexander Burmistrov is open to returning to the Winnipeg Jets. The 23-year old forward can return as soon as next season. [Sportsnet]
  • Listen as Steve Dangle reacts to being called a loser by Nick Kypreos. [Steve Dangle Podcast]