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Wednesday Habs Links: Carey Price a finalist for the Ted Lindsay Trophy

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens, including why the Habs should be better in front of Price, more on Prust's outburst and why Gary Bettman has been ordered to testify.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Carey Price has come a long way. It is no easy task to go from former whipping boy to league MVP, and yet Price has defied all odds to both survive and thrive in a hockey market like Montreal. He has carried his team all season and now it's time for his team to return the favour according to Ken Dryden. [The Wall Street Journal]
  • The players have spoken. Price was named as a finalist for the Ted Lindsay Award. [Canadiens]
  • Brandon Prust issued an official apology for the emotional post game comments he made regarding referee Brad Watson, following the Canadiens' game two loss. However, the league's executive vice-president Colin Campbell didn't take to kindly to Prust's outburst. [CBC]
  • Despite apologizing, Prust was still fined for his post game remarks. Luckily, Prust will not have to serve a suspension for his outburst. [Twitter]

  • Prust also had this to say about the officials. [Twitter]

  • The Tampa Bay Lightning are feasting on Montreal's lethargic powerplay and porous penalty kill. The lack of special teams' success is sinking the Montreal Canadiens and if changes don't come soon, it may cost the Habs the series. [Journal Metro]
  • Despite having a nervous showing during training camp, defenseman Greg Pateryn has really stepped up during the playoffs. Pateryn has done a admirable job in filling in for the injured Nathan Beaulieu and is quoted as saying this about his performance. [La Presse]
Entre le joueur que j’étais au camp et celui que je suis aujourd’hui, c’est le jour et la nuit. J’ai appris ma leçon de ne pas en faire trop et de simplifier mon jeu.
  • Coach Michel Therrien recognizes that his team needs to score more goals and true to form, he is shuffling his lineups to figure out combinations which will spark Montreal's offence. [NHL]
  • Therrien also had the following to say about his team. Please let this be sarcasm! [Twitter]

  • If you haven't listened to the latest Ice Level podcast, what are you waiting for? Tune in as the crew discusses referees, special teams and changes in New Jersey. [EOTP]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • Commissioner Gary Bettman was ordered to testify on the concussions lawsuit brought about by 60 former NHL players. [TSN]
  • Former Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher has been contacted by various NHL teams and may return to the league as a head coach. [Puck Daddy]
  • Is it time for Johan Franzen to hang up his skates? The Detroit Red Wings' winger has suffered multiple concussions and for his sake and his family's sake, Franzen should walk away. [Winging It In Motown]
  • Ice was removed from Nassau Coliseum for the final time. The arena which was built in 1972, had served as the home of the New York Islanders for 43 years. [Sportsnet]
  • Check out this great goal by Patrick Kane and the exceptional work put in by the rest of the Blackhawks to allow Kane to score! [NHL]