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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Habs would be honoured to play in the World Championship

Here are your daily links covering why the Canadiens look forward to the World Championship, Jacques Demers believes Michel Therrien should be brought back, and more

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Several players on the Montreal Canadiens have stated that they would be honoured to represent their respective countries at the upcoming World Championship. [Sportsnet]
  • The fine folk over at Habs Breakfast discuss Mike Condon's nomination for the Bill Masterton trophy among other things, while Tony Marinaro takes issue with the fact that the Canadiens did not know they were officially eliminated from the playoffs. [TSN 690 | Habs BreakfastMarinaro]
  • Daniel Carr had this say about practicing with Carey Price:
  • Speaking of Carey Price, here's the reason why the Canadiens aren't going to shut down their star goaltender. [Sportsnet]
  • The Canadiens are trying to shore up their goaltending depth:
  • Former Canadiens’ head coach Jacques Demers defended Michel Therrien, and believes that the head coach should be brought back next season. [NHL]
  • Michel Therrien explained that Michael McCarron continues to see his ice time decrease because the youngster hasn't earned it. [La Presse]
  • Elliotte Friedman shared this interesting tidbit about P.K. Subban in his latest 30 Thoughts article. [Sportsnet]
"Expect Team Canada to start pursuing players for the world championships. First priority will be to those on the World Cup "watch list," which is why, as John Shannon reported Saturday, Taylor Hall should be one of the first announced. (Connor McDavid, too, but he’s playing for the Team North America in September.) P.K. Subban told intrepid Montreal correspondent Eric Engels he’d like to go, too. I mentioned this to another player, who pointed out that he and his teammates noticed the defenceman wore a knee brace for a few games prior to his neck injury. Interesting. Let’s see if that prevents Subban from attending."

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • If the Edmonton Oilers are to part with former first-overall pick Nail Yakupov, they expect to receive at least a failed first-round pick in return. [National Post]
  • The St. Louis Blues aren't worried about being underestimated heading into the playoffs. [ESPN]
  • Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz reached out to some of the most successful coaches in the league, in order to figure out how to better his team. [Washington Post]
  • Check out how the NHL’s lottery odds are shaping up! Unfortunately, Montreal's odds don't look too good. [CBC]
  • Goaltending continues to be an area of concern for all playoff contenders this year. [TSN]