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Wednesday Habs Links: Canadiens' season comes to an end

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens, including some post game comments, the handshake line and McDavid versus Eichel.

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Montreal Canadiens

  • What is more heartbreaking, losing game six to the Tampa Bay Lightning or having to listen to Carey Price take responsibility for the loss after the game? [Montreal Gazette]
  • With the Montreal Canadiens having been officially eliminated from the playoffs, Canada's playoff drought now extends to 21 years and counting. [Sportsnet]
  • Michel Therrien still views his team as one which is still in transition. The coach was also quoted as saying the following. [Pro Hockey Talk]
"I felt that physically and mentally we were drained. It’s disappointing but I guess those things happen."
  • Watch the handshakes between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadiens, following yesterday's game. Steven Stamkos and PK Subban in particular, seemed to have no hard feelings regarding this series. [NHL]

  • And if you haven't already, go check out the last Top Six Minutes of this season! [EOTP]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • Connor McDavid has been named the OHL's most valuable player. McDavid, who is widely believed to be the first overall pick at the upcoming entry draft, recorded 44 goals and 76 assists with the Erie Otters. [Toronto Star]
  • Not to be out done, fellow junior phenom Jack Eichel scored an overtime winner to lead Team USA over Team Slovakia at the IIHF World Championships. This victory guarantees the United States a spot in the quarterfinals. [NESN]
  • The American Hockey League has announced new division alignments for the 2015-2016 season. Montreal's affiliate, the St. John's Icecaps, will play in the North Division in the Eastern Conference. [The AHL]
  • The late Steve Montador's family plans to the sue the NHL. An autopsy revealed that Montador had suffered from CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), a disease that has been linked to concussions. [CBC]
  • Goaltender Josh Harding is expected to announce his retirement. Harding who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012, put forth an inspirational performance which earned him the Masterton Trophy. However, with his contract set to expire and MS taking it's toll, it seems unlikely that he will return to the NHL. [Puck Daddy]