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Monday Habs Links: How much is Jeff Petry worth?

Here are your daily links surrounding the Habs and the rest of the hockey world, including an analysis of Jeff Petry's worth based on Corsi, and Michael McCarron's solid first star performance at the Memorial Cup.

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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • General manager Marc Bergevin has said that signing unrestricted free agent defenseman Jeff Petry is a "priority", but the question remains: How much is he worth? Bob Sullivan analyses the 27-year-old's value by examining his Corsi. [RDS]
  • Speaking of potential signings, Cody Franson stated that he would definitely entertain the notion of returning to the Toronto Maple Leafs. But what about joining the Habs? It's no secret Franson was one of Bergevin's primary targets last season. [TVA]
  • Canadiens prospect Michael McCarron of the Oshawa Generals was named the game's first star at the Memorial Cup yesterday, scoring a goal and an assist while recording ten shots on net. [Twitter]
  • McCarron and the Generals were victorious after Stephen Desrocher scored in overtime to claim a 5-4 victory over Zach Fucale and the Quebec Remparts. [Sportsnet]
  • Sylvain Lefebvre has been the head coach of the teams AHL affiliate for three less than stellar seasons. With a very disappointing record of just 96-115-14-13, Andrew Berkshire says that it's time to address the farm team's coaching situation. [EOTP]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The Chicago Blackhawks are consistently a legitimate Stanley Cup threat, but it hasn't always been this way. Elliot Friedman takes an in-depth look at the resurgence of the Blackhawks in the Windy City over the past decade. [Sportsnet]
  • There's no team in the entire NHL that does more with less than the Anaheim Ducks. Drafting, developing and trading is a primary reason why Bob Murray is nominated for general manager of the year, and ultimately why the Ducks are 10-3 in the playoffs thus far; just two wins away from making the Stanley Cup finals. [Sportsnet]
  • The New Jersey devils have inquired with former Pittsburgh Penguins bench boss Dan Bylsma about their vacant head coaching position. [NHL]
  • Ouch! That's gotta hurt. Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop was forced to leave warmup after taking a shot between the legs ahead of last night's Game 5 against the New York Rangers. Sorry, but I don't think he was diving on that one, Habs fans. [Sportsnet]
  • Lastly, a very dedicated New York Rangers fan decided to get Henrik Lundqvist's face shaved into the back of his head. [Puck Daddy]