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Sunday Habs Links: The man behind the HNIC and Habs playoff montages

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Here arr your daily links, including an interview with video editor Tim Thompson, an argument for a bridge deal for Alex Galchenyuk, Marie-Philip Poulin returning to the Montreal Stars, and more.

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Feb 28, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; General view during the Canadian national anthem before the game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 28, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; General view during the Canadian national anthem before the game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports
Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Habs prospect Brett Lernout (drafted 73rd overall in 2014) might have progressed enough to play in the AHL/NHL next year. [All About the Habs]

  • Should Alex Galchenyuk sign a bridge deal with the Canadiens? [The Hockey Writers]

  • Here's an interview with Tim Thompson, the man behind the CBC Hockey Night in Canada montages. Thompson recently did the Habs' 2015 playoff videos (seen here and here). [Sportsblog]

So fast forward to last year, and while with Hockey Night in Canada, I was contacted by the Habs to send them my openings after they were done, so Michel Therrien could show them to the team in their pre-game meetings to pump them up. That blew my mind. This past February, I had a phone call from their COO about doing some videos for them for the playoffs. I was honoured and began thinking of ideas. Weirdly enough, the very next day actually, I was no longer working for HNIC.

  • Watch all of Pacioretty's 2014-15 goals:

  • Olympic star Marie-Philip Poulin (and noted golden goal sniper) intends to return to play for the CWHL Montreal Stars. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Gordie Howe underwent a controversial stem-cell treatment for his stroke, but his family didn't expect the relentless media attention that came with it. [NY Mag]
  • The rumours about a Rick Nash trade probably aren't true. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • A Tampa Bay season ticket holder couldn't make the playoff games because of his job as an assistant professor for a ROTC program. When he tried to sell his tickets, the Lightning threatened to move his seats or cancel them. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • I guess this is a thing that you can do: