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Saturday Habs Links: Michel Therrien is very happy with Jacob de la Rose

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Here are your daily links, including a spotlight on the Bulldog's Daniel Carr, a new Habs record since 1993, a roundup of all important NHL trade rumours, and more.

Feb 26, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Montreal Canadiens left wing Jacob De La Rose (25) celebrates his first goal of the season with right wing Brandon Prust (8) in the third period at Nationwide Arena. The Canadiens 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-U
Feb 26, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Montreal Canadiens left wing Jacob De La Rose (25) celebrates his first goal of the season with right wing Brandon Prust (8) in the third period at Nationwide Arena. The Canadiens 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-U
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Montreal Canadiens

  • 10 NHL contracts that are so good they're untradeable. And yes, the two Habs that you immediately thought of are indeed on the list. [The Score]

  • Love how shifty this all sounds: if the Canadiens were todangle Zach Fucale around in trade talks this summer, the Edmonton Oilers may just be interested in him, possibly. [Edmonton Journal]

  • The last time the Habs bagged 40 wins without 20 (regulation) losses was 1992-93, i.e. the last Cup year. This is advanced stats speak for "2015 Cup Champions, confirmed", right? (editor's note: No.) [La Presse] (French)

  • AHL rookie forward Daniel Carr may not get as much buzz as his teammates, but his incredible work ethic and smarts may just push him ahead one day. [All About the Habs]

  • Jacob de la Rose is good at this hockey thing. [Canadiens]

"He’s playing with a lot of confidence. He’s a very responsible player. He’s responsible in his positioning when he doesn’t have the puck and when he has it as well. He doesn’t force plays. He always makes good decisions when he has puck possession. We’re really happy with a young player his age. Usually, youngsters have a tendency to force plays and they get themselves in trouble. When you watch him play, though, he never gets into trouble." - Michel Therrien
  • Montreal front office is showing some interest in the L.A. Kings. Although this time of year you see members of management at a lot of NHL games.


Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Every important trade rumour, rounded up in one place. [SB Nation]

  • How often do draft picks traded at the deadline turn out to be something? (San Jose Sharks know: they traded away two first round picks that became Max Pacioretty and David Perron). [CBS Sports]

  • Don't miss Bob McKenzie's Reddit AMA yesterday. [Reddit]

  • Pascal Dupuis writes about recovering from his blood clot.  [The Player's Tribune]

We were playing in Ottawa, and my linemate Sidney Crosby got hip-checked and went flying into my right leg. When you’re on skates, there’s nowhere for your knee to go. It’s trapped. I tore my ACL, MCL and PCL — basically dislocated my whole knee. Still, I wouldn’t let them put me on a stretcher. My father had a rule about that when I was a kid: unless both of your legs are broken, you never lay on the ice. You skate off on the good one. So that’s what I did.

  • The bright side to the Patrick Kane injury: all that new cap room for the Blackhawks. [Second City Hockey]

  • An interview with Mike Sillinger, who was traded a record 9 times in his career, 8 of them mid-season. [Bleacher Report]
  • An oral history of the 2010 gold medal men's hockey game, on its fifth year anniversary. [Yahoo Sports]

Parise (USA): It sucked. It was brutal.

  • Analytics suggest that Phil Kessel would play better on the Pittsburgh Penguins, based on Kessel's eerie similarity to 2008 Marian Hossa. [The Star]

  • Watch this adorable dog shovel a hockey rink. By the way, this 11 second clip is more fulfilling than the entire 2014-15 Toronto Maple Leafs season.