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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Daniel Briere is grateful to have played for the Canadiens

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league, including Therrien's take on the Nordiques, Briere's retirement, and how to build a contender.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Head coach Michel Therrien believes that the Quebec Nordiques will return to Quebec and that the rivalry between the Nordiques and the Canadiens will be revived as well. [TVA Sports] (French)
  • Happy trails Daniel Briere! [@DannyBriere48]
  • Though things did not work out as planned during his single season as with the Montreal Canadiens, Daniel Brière was a consummate professional till the end. [Montreal Gazette]

On a silver platter, he [Briere] was served a chance to cleanse his soul just a bit, asked whether there was anything he’d like to have changed in Montreal.

"To beat the Rangers in the third round," he replied quickly, taking the high road that had been his only route in Montreal. "And to have the chance to play in the (Stanley Cup) final."

  • Despite his short tenure, Brière was happy for the chance to play with the Habs [NHL]
  • Having just recently returned to Montreal, Alexei Emelin is focused on improving his offensive output and being even more physical in the defensive zone. Emelin also believes that Alex Semin's skills will help improve Montreal's powerplay. [Canadiens]
  • Everyone likes Saku Koivu...even those members of the Boston Bruins, as Ryan Spooner can attest. [@NHLBruins]
  • The St. John's IceCaps will kick off their season on October 16th and have confirmed dates for six other home games which will take place at the Mile One Centre. [CBC]
  • Watch as Lars Eller and chef Chuck Hughes try to teach the other how to shoot wrist shots and cook! [YouTube (Blades)] [YouTube (Knives)]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • The fine folks over at Canucks Army are running a series, which takes a look into how contending teams should be built in a salary cap era. The latest release looks into how aging impacts player performance and whether players signed at certain ages will live up to their contracts. [Part 1] [Part 2]
  • Just how does Justin Schultz manage to put up the most 'Grade A' scoring chances among NHL defensemen? In fact, Schultz has even managed to out chance Erik Karlsson and PK Subban in this department. [TSN]
  • When it comes to supporting victims of sexual assault, all victims should be treated equally. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Surprisingly, Cody Franson, Christian Ehroff and Jiri Tlusty remain unrestricted free agents and they are not the only big names still left without a new contract. [NHL]
  • Watch as the Sedin twins tried their hand at playing basketball. The key words here being they tried. [Puck Daddy]