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Friday Habs Links: The Canadiens form a partnership with the Stars

Here are your daily links, including the CWHL Montreal Stars partnership, the Habs on their game strategy, young Mario Lemieux cheering for Guy Lafleur, and more.


Montreal Canadiens

  • In case you missed the news - the Montreal Canadiens have announced a partnership with the Montreal Stars from the CWHL. [EOTP]

  • After that Panthers game, P.K. Subban and Lars Eller explain how they want to focus on allowing fewer shots against. [TSN]
  • From March 19's Rapid Fire: Brendan Gallagher on game strategy. [Canadiens]

"Regardless of what team we’ve played this year, we’ve just kept doing the same thing. We try to play the same way. We’re at our best when we’re playing a very specific style of hockey. It’s chipping pucks in and forechecking, using our speed and trying to work teams down that way. That’s how we create our offense. If we can stick to that game plan, I think we’ll be fine,"

  • Mario Lemieux was in the crowd the night Guy Lafleur scored his 1,000th point. You know that photo of a young Adolf Hitler inside a large crowd that was taken at the beginning of World War I? This is the cute, non-horrific hockey version. Marc Begevin was the one who identified him. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Some sad news; Matthew Wuest, creator of the magnificent hockey resource known as capgeek, has passed away. The hockey world has lost one its best reporters, and someone who revolutionized the way analyze the game. [Metro News Halifax]
  • A look at Håkan Andersson, the chief European scout of the Detroit Red Wings. Andersson's picks include players like Gustav Nyquist, Johan Franzen, Henrik Zetterberg, Niklas Kronwall and Jonathan Ericsson. Not bad. [Sports Illustrated]
  • Not all rebuilds are equal - which tanking method should the Toronto Maples Leafs choose? [National Post]
  • 5 things to know about how 3-on-3 is played - it's not going to be the fastest players, but the most patient and cerebral who are going to really take advantage of the open ice. [The Score]
  • Back in 2009, a rec league hockey player in Ontario broke someone's jaw after he was high-sticked. The court decided he still has to pay for damages after declaring bankruptcy. [Puck Daddy]
  • Don't send Joe Thornton to the AHL, please. [Youtube]