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Saturday Habs Links: Montreal considered drafting Teuvo Teravainen instead of Alex Galchenyuk

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Here are your daily links, including P.K. Subban talking about Jeff Petry's time with the team, a might-have-been scenario from the 2012 draft, the averaged list for the 2015 NHL Draft, and more.

May 12, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Montreal Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk (27) skates before game six of the second round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated Montreal Canadiens 4-1 to win the series 4 game
May 12, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Montreal Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk (27) skates before game six of the second round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated Montreal Canadiens 4-1 to win the series 4 game
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Montreal Canadiens

  • 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]

  • 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.

  • 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]