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Wednesday Habs Links: The Canadiens need to fix areas of concern

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Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens, including issues that need to be fixed before the next round, how Gallagher could have been a Bruin and Kronwall's suspension.

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Montreal Canadiens

  • Though the Canadiens have moved onto the next round, there are still improvements to be made. The team should look to fix their powerplay woes, goalscoring issues and the question marks which surround defense. [Globe and Mail]
  • Carey Price saved his best performance for last. Despite having to stop the most amount of high danger shots he's had to face all season, Price still managed to make 43 saves to blank the Senators in game six. [TSN]
  • Hockey is serious business in Canada! Ontario's premier Kathleen Wynne had to don a Canadiens' jersey, after losing a friendly wager with Quebec's premier Philippe Couillard. [Le Journal de Montreal] (French)
  • With Carey Price in net, the Canadiens believe they can go far in the playoffs. Price allows the Habs to be competitive despite the team's low scoring tendencies and inconsistent powerplay. To quote Max Pacioretty: [Montreal Gazette]
"He’s the best player every night, he’s the best player on our team. It’s always the last worry on our minds, how Carey Price is going to play."
  • Can you imagine Brendan Gallagher wearing the despicable yellow and black of the Boston Bruins? According to Pierre McGuire, this may have happened had Milan Lucic had his way. [TSN 690]
  • With PK Subban having been nominated for the Norris Trophy, take a look at some of the reasons for why he is the most deserving candidate to win this award. [EOTP]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • The Detroit Red Wings will head into game seven without defenseman Niklas Kronwall. Kronwall was suspended for his illegal hit on Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov in game six. [The Detroit News]
  • The St.Louis Blues haven't exactly had a sterling postseason record. Yet, the lack of success they have enjoyed in the playoffs is more of a player personnel issue as opposed to a coaching issue. The Blues' goaltending conundrum in particular, may have done the team in. [Puck Daddy]
  • It's been a rough couple of days for Shea Weber. The Nashville Predators' defenseman had suffered a dislocated kneecap, courtesy of an injury he received during game two versus the Chicago Blackhawks. [CBS Sports]
  • As any hockey fan can attest to, a game seven is the perfect blend of awesome, awful and as Islanders' fans discovered an altogether soul crushing experience. [Grantland]
  • Speaking of game sevens, the Washington Capitals had support from some Washington Wizards' stars when they downed the Islanders. Paul Pierce was very enthusiastically cheering on the Caps, to say the least! [Sportsnet]