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Saturday Habs Links: Therrien wants harsher penalties for running goalies

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Here are your daily links, including the Pacioretty-Desharnais reunion, Subban and the question of embellishment, Therrien calling out people running into Price, Prust defending fighting, and more.

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Jan 31, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Washington Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer (20) falls on Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) during the second period at Bell Centre.
Jan 31, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Washington Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer (20) falls on Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) during the second period at Bell Centre.
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Montreal Canadiens

  • The Pacioretty-Desharnais-Weise line is back! Anything to boost up the miserly 2.54 goals per game, currently 22nd in the league. [Montreal Gazette]

  • Does P.K. Subban deserve a reputation for diving? [The Globe and Mail]

    That the NHL has decided to wage war on diving – a curious priority given the epidemic of goalies being steamrolled – is surely a product of the game’s old-school competitive culture of honourable gamesmanship and not "showing up" officials.

    It is also a doomed endeavour.

  • Daniel Audette, the Habs’ fifth-round selection in the 2014 NHL Draft, is just focused on his QMJHL season. He says he's not worried about the media scrutiny, if he ever makes the big league. [Along The Boards]

  • Michel Therrien is sick of people falling over his goalie, and he wants the league to start handing out stiffer penalties. [Sportsnet]

  • Brandon Prust still stands by his recent defense of fighting in hockey (which is well worth a read, if you haven't done so already). [Canadiens]

  • Check out a video of the Habs meeting the PeeWee team here. [CTV News]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Do the Chicago Blackhawks have an Andrew Shaw problem? On one hand, he's tough, versatile, and full of the old-timey intangibles like grit and heart. On the other, he has a $2 million cap hit for 2015-16. Hmm. [Second City Hockey]

  • A Toronto suburb almost built a $400 million arena, but didn't because people correctly realised it was a terrible idea. [Globe and Mail]

  • Evander Kane will require surgery on his left shoulder and will miss four to six months. Have the Winnipeg Jets ever been more exciting than this? [NHL]

  • Kane is the new trade darling of the NHL, and I present, ladies and gentlemen, the Complete SB Nation Evander Kane Trade Speculation Roundup. Will he end up in:

  • The final verdict on the Evander Kane drama. Unpleasant situation is right:

  • This week in Down Goes Brown's NHL Grab Bag: The Ref Should Be Seen, Not Heard. [Grantland]

  • One of 2015's top unrestricted free agents, Cody Franson, has been unexpectedly good this year. Can't wait to see how this will go wrong for the Leafs. [Sportsnet]