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Friday Habs Links: P.A. Parenteau's agent stirring the pot on twitter

Here are you daily links, including how P.A. Parenteau's return may (or may not) be caused by a tweet, more about the Hamilton Bulldogs move, the decline in powerplay goals since the lockout, and more.

CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 28: P.A. Parenteau #15 of the Montreal Canadiens reacts after scoring the game-winning goal against the Calgary Flames during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on October 28, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Canadiens de
CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 28: P.A. Parenteau #15 of the Montreal Canadiens reacts after scoring the game-winning goal against the Calgary Flames during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on October 28, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Canadiens de
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Montreal Canadiens

  • TSN 690 talks about P.A. Parenteau's return, and why the Habs offensive future might lie with his performance. [TSN 690]
  • "We saw the tweet from his [Parenteau's] agent and that made us think seriously about bringing him back to the lineup," said Michel Therrien, with exactly the right amount of irony-tinged deadpan you can expect from a man used to answering questions from the media. [CBC]

  • The rumours were true: the Hamilton Bulldogs are re-locating to Newfoundland. A whole domino chain of AHL shuffles will occur shortly.  [EOTP]

...the Belleville Bulls will become known as the Hamilton Bulldogs, while the former Hamilton Bulldogs will take over the mantle of the St. John's IceCaps, and the former IceCaps will become the Manitoba Moose.

  • The Bulldogs will be in Newfoundland for at least two seasons, according to the deal. [RDS] (French)

  • Devante Smith-Pelly is having a good time in Montreal. [NHLPA]

"Since I arrived in the city, and I’ve been out walking around, there has been a lot of ‘Welcome to Montreal’ from people, which makes you feel great. It’s been really nice to experience that."

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Boston Bruins have signed University of Massachusetts sophomore Frank Vatrano. Vatrano has a lot of potential, but slightly unexpected move nonetheless by the Bruins. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

  • Johnny Boychuk signed a 7 year, $42 million dollar contract extension with the New York Islanders. [The Score]
  • The police are investigating allegations that members of the Cobourg Cougars, a team in the Ontario Junior Hockey League, have sexually assaulted several young women at the party. (And it happened just days after this thinkpiece was published about rape culture in junior hockey.) [CBC]
  • The NHL has seen a decline in powerplay goals since the 2005 lockout, because the number of powerplays has decreased. Are the refs letting players play, or are they just incompetant at calling penalties? [The Star]
  • Nice job to Pekka Rinne.

  • Elliotte Friedman explains how he sees the below-the-surface stuff going on between the Toronto Maple Leafs front office and Nazem Kadri. [Sportsnet]