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Thursday Habs Headlines: Could the Canadiens survive if they trade Tomas Plekanec?

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league, including thoughts on a potential Plekanec trade, Artturi Lehkonen's Q & A and hiring hockey bloggers.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Both Pierre LeBrun and Pierre McGuire dropped by TSN 690, to share their thoughts on the Canadiens possibly trading away Tomas Plekanec. [LeBrunMcGuire]
  • Max Pacioretty took his freak injury in stride and is focused on returning to the team in peak physical condition. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Unsurprisingly, much of Montreal's predicted future success hinges on Carey Price's ability to continue his excellent performance in net. [SportsnetVideo]
  • Charles Hudon is not one to shy away from pressure. In fact, Hudon is embracing it and wants to use it as motivation to make the Canadiens' roster this October. [La Presse] (French)
  • Is it time to cut Michel Therrien some slack? And before you ask, no, this website has not been hacked. [EOTP]
  • Check out Artturi Lehkonen's Q and A session! Did you know he is nicknamed "The Pea"? [SwedishGoogle Translate]
  • Josiah Didier seems ready for rookie camp:
  • Watch as P.K. Subban answers fan questions! [Canadiens]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • With all the recent hockey analytics oriented hirings, check out which teams seem to have embraced analytics and which teams still remain skeptics. [Hockey-Graphs]
  • The NHL and the NHLPA have introduced a new program geared at helping students build science, technology, engineering and math skills. [NHL]
  • Pittsburgh Penguins' forward Evgeni Malkin certainly has a lot of faith in new teammate Phil Kessel. [National Post]
"I think if he play with Sid he can score 50 goals, at least."
  • Speaking of the Penguins, here's why Sidney Crosby is the best player in the world (no matter how many times the media may try to convince you otherwise). [Sportlogiq]
  • The NHL has officially released new information regarding the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. [ESPN]