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Friday Habs Headlines: McCarron's hard work making him one of the Canadiens' brightest prospects

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Here are your daily links for the Habs and around the league, including the development of Michael McCarron, Mark Barberio hopeful to get another chance next season, and a look at the future of the St. John's Ice Caps and how they've embraced the Habs organization.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Having learned from his mistakes early in his career, Michael McCarron is showing the potential to become a very useful player. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Mark Barberio has yet to receive medical clearance to resume skating, but the defenceman is hopeful the Canadiens will give him another chance next season. [La Presse]
  • Habs prospect Lukas Vejdemo is coming off a full season playing among men in the Swedish Hockey League, and may eventually be part of the solution when it comes to the Canadiens offensive woes. [RDS]
  • The Canadiens AHL affiliate may not be calling St. John's home for too much longer as plans to relocate to Laval seem to be moving forward, but the city has certainly embraced the team in the meantime. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Mike Brown seems to be a bit of a jack of all trades, as he explains his hobbies of woodworking and carpentry. [Canadiens.com]
  • Ice Caps goaltender Eddie Pasquale - the team's Fan's Choice winner - discusses the season he had in St. John's. [YouTube]
  • P.K. Subban shared this picture of his first meeting as a member of the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation:

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Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Each year there's a few goals every goaltender would surely like to have back - take a look at some of the worst of 2015-16. [In Goal Mag]
  • Once looked at as the backbone of the Nashville Predators, goaltender Pekka Rinne has come to represent a weakness in goal. [SN]
  • Raw Charge reacts to the notion that the Detroit Red Wings would like to bring Lightning GM Steve Yzerman back into their management team. [Raw Charge]
  • As the music industry mourns the death of Prince, take a look back at the time the legendary performer promoted the 1996 Stanley Cup Playoffs. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Keewatin Patricia District School Board in Ontario is expanding their hockey program, which is available to all students from grades 1 to 12. [CBC]