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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Canadiens finding a new first line was the light in a dark place.

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Here are your daily links, including Therrien's return, press-conference highlights, a new duel, World Championship news, Ed Snider's passing, X-Factors, and more!

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Montreal Canadiens links:

  • With the Canadiens nightmare season finally ending, the positive is the Canadiens finding a new first line for the future. [CTV]
  • Michel Therrien will be back behind the Canadiens bench to start next season. [TSN]
  • In case you missed the end of the year press-conference yesterday, here's the highlights. [EOTP]
  • Out of all the quotes in yesterday's press-conference, this was probably the best one:
  • Six Canadiens players will be representing their countries at the upcoming World Hockey Championship in Russia. [CondonPlekanec & GallagherAndrighetto & EllerEmelin]
  • Max Pacioretty was open and honest with the media on Monday morning. He knows he has to be better next season. [690]
  • Six burning issues for Canadiens GM, Marc Bergevin. [LP]
  • Darren Dietz and Joel Hanley battle it out in the BeanBoozled challenge:
  • According to Alexei Emelin, he loves Montreal and doesn't see himself moving in the offseason. [JDM]

Around the NHL and elsewhere:

  • Losing Ed Snider was personal for every Flyers fan. [BSH]
  • According to SN, you can expect Connor McDavid to be named the Captain of the Edmonton Oilers soon. [SN]
  • NHL and Showtime are finalizing a deal for a playoff all-access series. [Puck Daddy]
  • Chris Johnston of Sportsnet did a Reddit AMA, and it was fantastic. [Reddit]
  • Here's the entire first round of NHL playoffs dates, times and where you can watch. [SBN]
  • How Harnarayan Singh found his calling, being a national hockey broadcaster. [MacLeans]
  • Some more players who have committed to Team Canada for the upcoming World Championship, led by Morgan Rielly. [SN]
  • The Coyotes have relieved Don Maloney of his duties. [Coyotes]
  • The Red Wings X-Factor: The Niklas Kronwall of old. [NHL]
  • The Lightning X-Factor: Carle expected to step up. [NHL]
  • There's no untouchables on the Colorado Avalanche roster. Also, Patrick Roy will be back behind the bench in Colorado. [PHT]