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Saturday Habs Links: Kid who took selfie with Carey Price writes letter to his hero

Here are your daily links, including Mario Tremblay's DUI arrest, why the Montreal Stars partnership is important, an adorable fan letter to Carey Price, and more.

Mar 19, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) before the game against Carolina Hurricanes at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 19, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) before the game against Carolina Hurricanes at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports
Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens

  • If Geoffrey Molson and rest of the organisation takes it seriously, the Montreal Canadiens - Montreal Stars partnership could be a huge deal. This could really be a landmark for the growth of women's hockey. [Fansided]

  • Time for the weekly "Carey Price is amazing" appreciation article. From Manny Malhotra: [Canadiens]

It’s not something that happens every now and again. He’s playing like that every night. He gives us a chance to win every night. In that respect, there’s no wow factor, so to speak. It’s just Carey Price being Carey Price. It’s incredible to watch. I’ve never seen that.

  • P.K. Subban was fined $3,000 for embellishment during a game vs the Ottawa Senators. You can watch the incident on video here. [NHL]

  • Dale Weise thinks he has the potential to be a 15 or 20 goal scorer one season.  [RDS] (French)

  • Former Montreal Canadiens player and coach Mario Tremblay was pulled over for drunk driving in January. He compared the constable who arrested him to P.K. Subban, calling him petty and saying he had no judgement. Sorry, but that sounds exactly like what someone who's been drinking would say. [EOTP]

  • Remember the kid who took a selfie with Carey Price? He wrote Price an adorable thank you letter. [Sportsnet]

To my hero Carey Price,

I have always regarded you as one of my heroes, but it was only yesterday that I started to think long about what a hero means to me.

A hero is someone who you not only admire for their outstanding achievements, but also for their kindness.

You, Mr. Price, do both.

The famous #habsfie from @jazouri31 with @cp0031

A photo posted by Canadiens de Montréal (@canadiensmtl) on


Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Bob McKenzie talks about the oncoming playoffs, and which current backup goalies have a real chance at getting the starting position next year. [TSN 690]

  • Is Johnny Gaudreau now the Calder Trophy frontrunner? If he keeps pace with Filip Forsberg in the points race, then probably yes. [Puck Daddy]

  • Quick bit from Off The Ice with Marek and Stroumboulopoulos: GMs can't be 100% honest about their jobs to the fans.  [Sportsnet]

  • The Calgary Flames and everyone's favourite micro-stat: scoring chances. Mark Giordano's injurry hurts their chances for a playoff spot, but Calgary might just be able to do it anyways. [Matchsticks and Gasoline]

  • This article is about cricket, but it's still a worthwhile defense for advanced stats in sports. [ESPN]

The real problem is not maths, which by definition is flinty, pitiless, robust and unsentimental. No, the problem is management-speak, learned jargon and corporate-style snake oil. The unfortunate thing is that coaches can now use the phrase "match data" as just another thing to say when they are avoiding the subject. It slots into the lexicon of cliché, alongside "taking the positives", "skill sets" and "plan execution".

  • "Senators' Curtis Lazar Eats Burger Thrown On Ice After Win Vs. Bruins" - presented without comment.