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Monday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty describes the many postive effects Alexander Radulov is having on the team

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Here are your daily links including, the Radulov Effect, baby Price joins the holiday festivities, and the NHL still not protecting its star players.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Max Pacioretty attempts to put into words the positive impact that Alexander Radulov has had on the team, and on how the Russian is helping the captain play a more creative style. [Twitter]
  • Radulov spent some time with fans at MVP Signature Sports. [RDS]
  • The NHL doesn’t seem to be interested in protecting its star players, and they’re starting to take it into their own hands. Just ask Carey Price. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Baby Liv Anniston Price joined her parents on the ice during the Canadiens’ Christmas party:
  • In the latest episode of The Duel, Phillip Danault and David Desharnais work on their mash-up skills in Face Morphs. [YouTube]
  • Mikhail Sergachev notched his first goal with the Windsor Spitfires this season!
  • You can hear Sergachev’s thoughts on the goal. [Twitter]
  • EOTP’s Andrew Zadarnowski joined Habs Breakfast to discuss Alexei Emelin’s hit on Joe Colborne, Michael McCarron’s progress, and more. [TSN690]
  • Emelin’s controversial hit was clean, but unnecessary, and there’s a reason why Emelin didn’t follow it up with a fight. [Sportsnet]
  • Watch the highlight of Caroline Ouellette recording her 300th CWHL point. The Les Canadiennes star became the first woman to ever achieve that milestone. [YouTube]
  • Ouellete has never earned a salary while enjoying her illustrious carrer, but as the game gradually grows bigger, even drawing decent crowds in NHL arenas, that transition ot a true professional sport is not far off. [New York Times]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Long Island, NY is starting to put itself on the map after producing several first-round NHL draft picks. [Sports Illustrated]
  • The chemistry between Carolina Hurricanes players Jaccob Slavin and Brett Pesce will soon make the defensive pairing household names. [Canes Country]
  • The hockey presence in Arizona is growing thanks to the Coyotes and the initiatives to get more kids involved. [NHL]
  • Both Mark Borowiecki of the Ottawa Senators, and Dallas Stars Jamie Oleksiak received their first NHL suspensions after throwing some bad hits. [The Hockey News]