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Wednesday Habs Links: Carey Price is Chasing History

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens, including Price's chance to make history, HNIC ratings with the Habs instead of the Leafs and the increasingly worrying ways of hockey media.

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Montreal Canadiens

  • Check out how Carey Price's current season is holding up against Dominik Hasek and Jose Theodore's Hart trophy winning seasons. [TSN]
  • While Price continues to chase the single season record of 42 games, it must be noted that overtime and shootout wins did not exist when that record was set. [Radio-Canada - French]
  • Shockingly, featuring the Canadiens on HNIC did not bring about the apocalypse. Instead, the match between the Canadiens and the Sharks drew more viewers than the tilt between the Leafs and the Senators. [Eh Game]
  • Enough cannot be said about how dominant Price has been this season. His stellar performance has turned him into a standard by which other goaltenders are measured. [Sportsnet]
  • Montreal's dismal underlying numbers make them a favourable opponent for teams sitting in a wild card spot, like the Washington Capitals. See what Caps fans over at Japers' Rink had to say about a potential first round meeting with the Habs. [Japers' Rink]
  • Read the latest edition of Catching The Torch, and find out how Habs prospect Daniel Audette earned player of the week honours. [EOTP]
  • This may just be the best picture ever. [Twitter]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • Mainstream hockey coverage continues to eschew neutrality in favour of promoting narratives, a trend which undermines the credibility of said coverage. [Stanley Cup Of Chowder]
  • The Detroit Red Wings' Darren Helm welcomed his baby daughter in incredible fashion. [Puck Daddy]
  • The NHL's annual All Star game isn't quite the spectacle it's built up to be. However, changes may be in the works to ensure that it will more entertaining in the future. [Sportsnet]
"Increase the total to 48 skaters and keep the same number of goalies, bringing the total to 54. You can still do the draft, picking six teams of nine. We go four-on-four. The NHL and NHLPA determine the length of each game (it should be no problem getting them to agrees on things, right?), creating a 15-match round-robin, with each group facing the others once.

The top two teams get a bye to the semis. The next four go head-to-head in the quarters in single-elimination until we have a winner. There would be ties in the round-robin and shootouts in the "playoffs."
  • With playoff races heating up, which teams will make the cut and which teams will splutter out? [NHL Numbers]
  • Nick Leddy of the New York Islanders faced a rather scary situation, where an unidentified user harassed him via Twitter. It's a stark reminder of just how dangerous social media can be. [Puck Daddy]