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Thursday Habs Links: Subban is focused on more than the Norris

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens, including Subban's thoughts on his Norris nomination, Bergevin's press conference and the best goals from round one.

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Montreal Canadiens

  • PK Subban credited new management, coach Michel Therrien and defensive partner Andrei Markov, for helping him earn his second Norris Trophy nomination. [La Presse]
  • Though the Habs' defenseman is proud of the nomination, he has his sights set on winning a far more difficult prize. [NHL]
  • Subban was also quoted as saying the following. Never change, PK! [Twitter]
  • The Habs' upcoming series and much more was previewed on the latest episode of Ice Level. [EOTP]
  • Andrei Markov had an uncharacteristically poor showing during the first round of the playoffs. The veteran defenseman acknowledged as much and will work towards being better during the upcoming round. [Radio Canada]
  • GM Marc Bergevin recognizes that Montreal's powerplay woes are concerning. However, he also stressed the fact that there is no easy solution to solving this issue. [TSN]
  • The Canadiens need Max Pacioretty to rest and recover before the second round. Montreal's best forward is still recovering from the injury which he suffered agains the Florida Panthers. [Sportsnet]
"I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t tough to come back from an injury. You say you can jump right back in, but it’s really, really hard."
  • Goaltender Brandon Whitney is making the most of his opportunity to play within the Montreal Canadiens organization. The 20-year old has been signed to an amateur try out contract. [Kings County News]
  • Oh and this Carey Price guy was nominated of something called the Hart Trophy. [EOTP]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • Montreal's second round opponent has been decided and it's the…Tampa Bay Lightning! [RDS]
  • With the Canadiens having moved on to the second round, the conditional 5th round pick traded to the Edmonton Oilers in the Jeff Petry trade, now becomes a 4th round pick. [Edmonton Journal]
  • With teams having been eliminated from the playoffs, now comes the tricky business of sorting out which team gets to draft where. In typical NHL fashion, the actual process is a bit more complicated than necessary. [Sportsnet]
  • Detroit fans didn't take too kindly to Kronwall's suspension. So much so, that one went as far as to vandalize the wikipedia page of the league's vice president of player safety, Stephane Quintal. [CBS Detroit]
  • Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, New York Islanders' John Tavares and Montreal Canadiens' Carey Price have been nominated for the Hart Trophy. All three players are worthy nominees but it's quite clear this is a one horse race. [Puck Daddy]
  • Check out where PK Subban's rocket of a goal against the Hamburgler, ranks among the best goals from round one of the playoffs! [NHL]