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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Carey Price, pillar of importance

Here are today’s links, including the MVP of the Canadiens’ organization, fan anxieties, and a farm team replacement for David Desharnais.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Carey Price, pillar of the Canadiens organization, is the undisputed best goaltender on the planet, but it’ll take more than an All-World netminder to bring them to a Stanley Cup victory. [L’Actualité]
  • Michael McCarron took a trip back to school and met with some very excited classmates

Back to school ✌ ️

A photo posted by Michael McCarron (@mike_mccarron34) on

  • With a sparkling record of 10-1-1 in 12 games, you would think that would be enough to put anxious Habs fans’ minds at ease, but the roots our doubt run a little too deep to be easily snipped. [Metro]
  • With David Desharnais’ contract expiring shortly, can the Canadiens brass look to their farm team for a better candidate to fill his skates? Marc Dumont discusses the possibility of Charles Hudon stepping up to the plate. [TSN 690]
  • Canadiens prospect Simon Bourque was named Sun Life’s player of the week. [Twitter]
  • Captain Max Pacioretty is the only Canadien forward whose individual Corsi per 60 falls above 25.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • With three Stanley Cup victories in the last six years, are we ready to say “enough, already!” to the Chicago Blackhawks? Someone certainly thinks so. [Vice]
  • The NHL’s young guns can do just about everything well on the ice, but it comes to winning the middle, it’s a veteran’s game. [National Post]
  • Attacking off the rush? Here is a laundry list of things to keep in mind.
  • Putting together a national team requires a lot of puzzle pieces and backup plans. While Hockey Canada can rest assured they’ll be safe on the back-end with Habs prospect Noah Juulsen on the top pairing, they still have a number of unanswered questions when it comes to putting together their junior team. [TSN]
  • Seem familiar? Here’s a look back at first round defensemen picks of 2010.
  • The national sport, hockey brings Canadians together, regardless of the language you speak. Hockey in Society breaks down a study on the reception of Hockey Night in Punjabi. [Hockey in Society]