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Saturday Habs Links: Zach Fucale wants another Memorial Cup as junior career ends

Here are your daily links, including a look at Michael McCarron's development at centre, Charles Hudon being confident about a roster spot next year, Zach Fucale's playoff record so far, and more.

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TORONTO, ON - JANUARY 5: Zach Fucale #31 of Team Canada watches for a rebound against Team Russia during the gold medal game in the 2015 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship at the Air Canada Centre on January 5, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
TORONTO, ON - JANUARY 5: Zach Fucale #31 of Team Canada watches for a rebound against Team Russia during the gold medal game in the 2015 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship at the Air Canada Centre on January 5, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Here's a guess as to which players are staying and which are leaving the team next year. Two big questions still remain for Marc Bergevin: what to do with Jeff Petry and Alex Galchenyuk? [L'Actualite]

  • Michael McCarron is satisfied with his development at centre, notching up 18 points in 21 OHL playoff games. His coach says he still needs to improve his physical condition, but his work ethic is irreproachable. McCarron is turning 20 this year - could he grow to become the type of big, physical centre the Habs are looking for? [La Presse]

  • Charles Hudon estimates that getting a spot on the roster by October is "very realistic". [La Presse]

  • Zach Fucale was part of the MacKinnon-Drouin-Fucale trio that pulled the Halifax Mooseheads out of the basement. Now he's looking for another Memorial Cup to cap off his junior career. [The Hockey Writers]

  • In fact, Fucale is looking forward to play the championship games on home ice with the Quebec Remparts. He does play a role in their success - Fucale finished the playoffs with a 2.56 GAA, a .913 save%, and a 14-3-3 record. [The Chronicle Herald]

  • If you ever want to watch Zach Fucale's career highlights set to dramatic music and soundbites, this is it:

  • Hockey-superstar-turned-senator Slava Fetisov wants Russia to restrict young players from going to the NHL. Yes,that's right, the same Fetisov who literally had an entire documentary about his own efforts to leave Russia to go to America. [The Globe and Mail]
  • Red Wings GM Ken Holland wouldn't mind having Mike Babcock back. [TSN 690]
  • Down Goes Brown's take on the top secret transcript of Babcock's job interview. [Down Goes Brown]
  • How Brendan Shanahan claimed Mike Babcock actually made the choice: [Sportsnet]

"Mike's questions for me weren't pushing back against the build and the vision, it was what we've talked about here for years: Do we have the ability as a city, as an organization to stick to it through the hard times," Shanahan said.