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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Can Michel Therrien change his ways?

Here are your daily links surrounding the Habs and the rest of the hockey world, including Michel Therrien vowing that he has changed, Daniel Briere announcing his retirement, and a surprising new jersey deal for the NHL.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Head coach Michel Therrien says that he has changed his ways, which is good news for Habs fans. However, we've heard him say this before, which leads to the question: Can he change? [Sportsnet]
  • Torrey Mitchell shed some light on the vibe inside the Canadiens locker room, saying that the young core has created a really good and energetic atmosphere. [Gazette]
  • Andrew Berkshire examines what makes star defenseman P.K. Subban so successful in the defensive zone. [Sport Logiq]
  • Former Canadiens forward Daniel Briere has announced his retirement after 17 seasons in the NHL. Although it didn't work out for Briere in Montreal, it's impossible to deny his heart, dedication and all-around class. [Globe and Mail]
  • Despite only spending a year on the same team, Lars Eller had nothing but good things to say about Briere. [Twitter]


Around the League and Elsewhere

  • In a somewhat surprising move, the NHL is primed to make changes to its jerseys in the future; landing a new long-term deal with Adidas starting in 2016-17. [TSN]
  • Head coach Mike Babcock has the Toronto Maple Leafs finally looking destined for a franchise turnaround. But as Adam Gretz writes, their fans will need to be patient. [CBS Sports]
  • Buffalo Sabres top prospect Jack Eichel is itching for the season to get started. We're definitely not going to argue with you, Jack. [TSN]
  • Speaking of top prospects, Edmonton Oilers youngster Darnell Nurse was inspired by his sister Kia's incredible performances for Team Canada's Women's Basketball squad this summer. [Sportsnet]
  • Lastly, Puck Daddy are back with yet another edition of their awesome A to Z series. Check out the latest piece featuring the Nashville Predators[Puck Daddy]