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Tuesday Habs Links: Max Pacioretty is much more than just a sniper

Here are your daily links surrounding the Habs and the rest of the hockey world, including Max Pacioretty's well-rounded play, Michael McCarron's interesting comparison, and Mats Zuccarello's scary injury.

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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • Max Pacioretty scored 37 goals while recording a career high 67 points this season in addition to many other personal bests. However, Pacioretty proved he can do so much more than simply put the puck in the net. [Canadiens]
  • Pacioretty has made a very convincing case that he deserves to be the 29th captain of the Habs. Eric Engels looks at the other potential candidates. [Sportsnet]
  • Check out all of the best photos of top prospect Michael McCarron from the Oshawa Generals Memorial Cup victory on Sunday evening. [Canadiens]
  • Speaking of McCarron, his solid developmental progress this season has drawn tons of attention. In fact, the 6-foot-6, 225 pound 20-year-old is drawing comparisons to former NHL star Keith Primeau. [RDS]
  • Lastly, Devante Smith-Pelly was on Leafs Lunch yesterday to discuss his controversial smiley face Tweet following the Anaheim Ducks Game 7 loss at the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks[TSN]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The guys over at Puck Daddy are back with another funny end-of-season eulogy, this time focussing in on the New York Rangers[Puck Daddy]
  • This is beyond scary. Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello revealed he suffered a brain contusion after being hit in the head with a puck during the opening round of the playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins. In fact, he even lost the ability to speak for four days. Here's hoping for the best in his recovery! [NY Daily News]
  • Speaking of injuries, Penguins star defenseman Kris Letang has finally been cleared for "intense training" in his recovery from a concussion. Letang has been off the ice since March 28th after taking a late and controversial hit from Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan. [Sportsnet]
  • We're down to the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning in the battle for the Stanley Cup. Both teams score a lot of goal, but who has the edge? The guys over at TSN offer their preview featuring analysis from Scott Cullen, Travis Yost and Craig Button. [TSN]
  • Lastly, it's time to make our Conn Smythe Trophy predictions ahead of Wednesday's Game 1. Before we do, let's examine the favourites. [Sportsnet]