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Wednesday Habs Links: Six more years of Jeff Petry

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens, including Petry's new contract, Gallagher's controversial tweets and taking a look at both Tampa Bay and Chicago's special teams systems.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Jeff Petry is staying in Montreal! The 27 year old defenseman signed a 33 million dollar contract to remain with the Canadiens over the next six years. [TSN]
  • Listen to Petry's entire teleconference right here. Jeff Petry had nothing but positive things to say about the current team and management group. [Hockey Inside/Out]
"There’s a strong young group here, you have probably the best goalie in the world and I think team’s start from the goalie out. As the younger talent starts to develop and get older, we could make a strong run."
  • Do Montreal's prospects have what it takes to challenge for a roster spot? Take a look at some of the hopefuls who will look to make the leap in training camp this year. [Sportsnet]
  • Yet another Canadien found himself in hot water due to Twitter. Brendan Gallagher posted a series of controversial tweets, defending his initial retweet of a meme regarding Noah Galloway and Caitlyn Jenner. [Twitter]
  • And if you haven't already, what are you waiting for? Go listen to the brand new Ice Level podcast right now, which includes everything from reactions to Gallagher's tweets to thoughts on the Canadiens's approach to free agency! [EOTP]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • Here are some suggestions on what the 14 teams which didn't make the Stanley Cup Final, can improve if they want to compete for the cup next season. [Grantland]
  • Take a look at the special teams systems employed by both the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Chicago Blackhawks. Try not to compare it to the ones currently employed by the Canadiens. [JENLC13]
  • The city of Glendale will receive an increase in revenue from the Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes' ownership group also addressed the relocation rumours surrounding the team. [Sportsnet]
  • Despite Gary Bettman's insistence that fans aren't interested, new websites are still trying to fill the void that was left by the revolutionary [Boston Globe]
  • In non-hockey related news, FIFA president Sepp Blatter abruptly resigned yesterday. [Time]