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Monday Habs Headlines: The Montreal Canadiens from A to Z

Here are your daily links surrounding the Habs and the rest of the hockey world, including an awesome A to Z series featuring the Canadiens, Carey Price's 28th birthday, and the Pittsburgh Penguins banking on Phil Kessel to help them turn things around.

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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • The Puck Daddy crew have been putting together a really cool A to Z series on every team throughout the summer. Today, they have finally posted the one we have all been waiting for. Check out the Habs A to Z guide written by our very own Robyn Flynn. [Puck Daddy]
  • Steve Simmons offers his thoughts on several different situations around the NHL, including the Toronto Maple Leafs front office, and the latest on the investigation surrounding Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane. He also mentions that the Canadiens were very interested in hiring former Leafs general manager Dave Nonis. [Toronto Sun]
  • It was Carey Price's 28th birthday on Sunday. In honour of Price's special day, here are 28 awesome moments featuring the superstar goalie. [Canadiens]
  • And just in case you couldn't get enough of him, here's a sick highlight montage of his best saves put together by Marc Dumont. [EOTP]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The Pittsburgh Penguins are hoping that the addition of star sniper Phil Kessel will set them up for a lengthy run in the playoffs; something they haven't had in quite some time. [NHL]
  • Greg Wyshynski believes that it might be time for Detroit Red Wings veteran Johan Franzen to call it a career. The 35-year-old is struggling to stay healthy, missing 77 games over the last two seasons. [Puck Daddy]
  • Speaking of the Red Wings, they have locked up Notre Dame defenseman Robbie Russo to a two-year entry level contract. [Winging It In Motown]
  • Adam Gretz looks at three reasons why the ageless Jaromir Jagr can help the Florida Panthers make the post-season this year. [CBS Sports]
  • Lastly, do you have aspirations of becoming an NHL official? You might be in luck! The league has put out a new recruiting system to try and attract young players to become professional referees once their career comes to an end. [Boston Globe]