Brandon Prust played every single regular season game in 2014-15, which is pretty exceptional. [Canadiens]
P.K. Subban on the Petry signing. There's a heartwarming bit at the beginning, when Tony Marinaro talks about a personal message Subban sent to Marinaro's son after he was cut from World Junior's. D'awww. And about Petry: [TSN 690]
Subban says Petry "played well for us taking pressure off the guys who play big mins. Very happy to have him for the foreseeable future."— HabsLinks (@HabsLinks) June 5, 2015
The Habs almost drafted Teuvo Teravainen instead of Alex Galchenyuk in 2012. [Journal de Montreal] (French)
What kind of needs should the Habs meet? The article suggests players who are strong on the forecheck and good at keeping their energy up. For example, players like Erik Condra, Kyle Brodziak et Brad Richardson. [RDS] (French)
Around the League and Elsewhere
- Meet the man who performs the loneliest job in hockey - Antti Makinen is a sports announcer who calls NHL games for the Finnish audience. [Sportsnet]
- Phil Pritchard talks about his life as the keeper for the Stanley Cup. Several great anecdotes, including this one:
Once, we were at a golf course for Patrick Roy’s day when this older woman came up and kept circling around the Cup. Usually people just standing there gazing at it for a few minutes or they take a picture. This woman wanted nothing to do with it. She was looking all around, searching for something. Finally, she came up to me and said, "Where are your coffee cups?"
I said, "Um, ma’am I don’t have any coffee cups."
She said, "But you have the coffee urn right here!"
Glen Sather might retire from as the GM of the New York Rangers. If he stays, he would enter his 16th year in the job. He is currently 71-years old. [NY Daily]
The Edmonton Oilers are like something out of a sitcom.
Say cheese! ... or not. #NHLCombine headshots! pic.twitter.com/HijaOfnZao— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) June 5, 2015
- Here's the averaged list of every notable 2015 NHL Draft ranking, including McKeen's Hockey, Corey Pronman, the International Scouting Services (ISS), Sportsnet's Damian Cox, etc. [Pension Plan Puppets]
- Re-thinking the way we draft goalies: "When you compare the numbers between European goalies and CHL goalies, you had double the chance of getting a successful goalie if you take the European goalie." [Blue Bullet Report]