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Thursday Habs Headlines: P.K. Subban is thrilled with Marc Bergevin's summer moves

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league, including Subban's thoughts on Bergevin's moves, a new Ice Level podcast and Bryce Salvador's retirement.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • P.K. Subban is thrilled with Marc Bergevin's moves this summer, especially the Jeff Petry and Alex Semin acquisitions. He also mentioned that he will talk with both Marc Bergevin and Michel Therrien, on how to improve his game. [RDS] (French)
  • The Montreal Canadiens have yet to announce a captain, but Max Pacioretty seems to be the frontrunner for the honour. However, it is unlikely that the organization will name a captain next season. [TSN]
  • Tune into the newest Ice Level podcast! The crew is back to discuss the Alex Semin trade, the captain-less Canadiens and so much more. [EOTP]
  • Fatherhood is treating Dale Weise well. Weise, who just recently welcomed a baby daughter, has kept busy this offseason spending time with his children and preparing for the start of a new season. [Canadiens]
  • Take a look at how Montreal's European prospects are faring in their respective leagues. Artturi Lehkonen in particular, has got off to a great start. [EOTP]
  • Andrei Markov will head into next season, hoping to bounce back from an uncharacteristically poor showing during the playoffs. Adding both Petry and Beaulieu to the Canadiens' roster full-time, should allow the veteran defenseman to shoulder less defensive responsibilities next year. [Sportsnet]
  • Check out some of the funniest Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk moments! [YouTube]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • Most NHL players are not well equipped to deal with their lives, after their hockey careers end. The single-minded dedication players devote to their craft, often detrimentally affects their ability to learn much else beyond hockey. [National Post]
  • Former New Jersey Devils' defenseman Bryce Salvador opened up about how concussions affected both his personal and professional life. He also provided an in-depth look into how difficult the recovery process was as well. [The Players' Tribune]

"I traveled everywhere and saw all the right doctors. I followed all the right protocols. I took all the tests. After a few weeks of rest, I did feel better,but also strangely off. Cognitively, I was fine. My memory was good. I didn’t have headaches. I passed my tests. But when I tried to step onto the ice, I had no concept of where I was in relation to anything else. Everything was white. The ice was white. The boards were white. All the visual signposts were gone. I’ve skated on the same ice hundreds of times, but now all of a sudden I felt lost. When I tried to drive at night, it felt like I was floating through space.

And yet nobody could seem to tell me what was wrong."

  • With the Calgary Flames looking to build a new stadium, here's how they are trying to convince the city of Calgary to pay for it. [Grantland]
  • Defenseman Cory Sarich sustained serious injuries after being run over by a pick up truck, and is now looking forward to returning to the NHL after having recovered from that freak accident. [NHL]
  • Are Hart Trophy nominees truly the most valuable players in the NHL? [Stanley Cup Of Chowder]