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Sunday Links: Alexander Semin's wrist issues helped make his decline more drastic

Your daily Habs links, including Alexander Semin's decline analyzed, the turnover of players for the St. John's IceCaps, and Sidney Crosby talks about his life off the ice.

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Montreal Canadiens News

Everyone knows that Alexander Semin had many struggles this past season, but there seems to have been more at play then the simple narrative of "he's lazy" including wrist surgery and a coaching change. [Null Hypothesis Hockey]

Pro Hockey Talk looked at the Montreal Canadiens upcoming season yesterday. [ProHockeyTalk]

The St. John's IceCaps will have a completely new team this year as many old players have left the organization and moved on to other opportunities. [The Telegram]

The Canadiens have lost a lot of players over the years, but there are five active players in the NHL today that they probably wish they still had. [The Hockey Writers]

Around the NHL

Sidney Crosby loves TimBits, has a dog named Sam, and had to get his little sister Taylor to teach him how to do a works cited page for a university paper amongst other things. [Pittsburgh Tribune]

Jeremy Jacobs is trying to hoard more of his money and is claiming that when he feeds his team on the road that the hotel is their home base and therefore is 100% tax deductible and not 50%. [CFO]

There are new outlines for how coaches and athletes should deal with concussions. The new rules outline includes a standardized timeline for when players can start return to play procedures and is applicable to every sport. [KMIR News]

Hockey parents are notoriously bad sports parents so a PhD student in psychology has come up with some suggestions for parents on how to be better sports parents in general. [Calgary Herald]