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Thursday Habs Headlines: Early success keeps Michel Therrien off the hot seat

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Here are your daily links, including the performance of Michel Therrien, more on the Habs interest in acquiring a defenceman, and whether they really need to.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • A hot start to the season has certainly taken the heat off of Michel Therrien, who many predicted may be the first coach fired this season. [RDS]
  • While Bob McKenzie and Elliotte Friedman believe Marc Bergevin would like to add another top-four defenceman, they don’t seem to think anything is imminent and aren’t sure that there are even any available. [Today’s Slapshot]
  • The Canadiens went ahead and called up forward Daniel Carr and defenceman Joel Hanley. [EOTP]
  • On TSN 690, meanwhile, Chris Nilan suggests that the Canadiens have no need to acquire another defenceman. [TSN 690]
  • It hasn’t been a great season in terms of attendance for the St. John’s Ice Caps, as is to be expected with the team moving to Laval next year. [The Telegram]
  • Erik Gudbranson tells the story of the difference Saku Koivu made, after his brother was diagnosed with cancer as a child. [SN]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • A few teams in the NHL have already dressed a considerable number of goaltenders this year due to injuries - Sean McIndoe takes a look through history at the teams who have featured the most goaltenders in single seasons. [THN]
  • According to a report, the NHL will investigate the ice surface at Barclays Center - home of the New York Islanders - after the quality of the ice was called into question. [PHT]
  • The Ottawa Senators have acquired former Canadiens goaltender Mike Condon from the Pittsburgh Penguins in return for a fifth-round pick. [SSS]
  • Take a look at 22 teenagers who have played in the NHL this season and where they stand after the 10-game mark. [SN]