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Saturday Habs Headlines: Tomas Plekanec hopes to remain with Canadiens for the rest of his career

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Here are your daily links for the Habs and around the league, including Tomas Plekanec's desire to remain with the Canadiens, his lengthy international career, and a look at what makes the NHL's best teams so good.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • A veteran of 843 regular season NHL games, Tomas Plekanec would love to finish his career as a member of the Montreal Canadiens, but also understands that hockey is a business. [JDM]
  • Plekanec is not only, however, a mainstay of the Canadiens - the 33-year-old has represented his native Czech Republic at the IIHF World Championships nine times. [JDM]
  • Habs prospect Martin Reway — who many are hoping will return to North America this coming season — got off to a rough start at this year's Worlds. [Sport (Slovak)]
  • TSN's summer roundup of the NHL's team turns to the Canadiens, and how they will approach the off-season [TSN]
  • The CHL put together a video profile of Habs goaltending prospect Michael McNiven [CHL]
  • Max Pacioretty spoke about the year alex Galchenyuk had:

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • It makes sense that rebuilding teams would try to emulate those who have had success, but do we really know all that much about the individual reasons teams are so successful? [Swiss Hockey News]
  • Now that we know which teams will face off in the conference finals, who seems to be the favourite to win the Conn Smythe as playoff MVP? [Puck Daddy]
  • Since making a coaching change earlier in the season the Pittsburgh Penguins have been as good as any team in the league, with the only question left being: can anyone stop them? [Vice Sports]
  • A big part of the Penguins success has been the play of Matt Murray. Are we seeing the beginning of the career of an elite goaltender? [Hockey Night Live]
  • Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Evgeny Medvedev has been arrested on drug-related charges. [Philly.com]
  • Traditionally we have judged a players career, at least partially, on the number of Stanley Cups they won. Wayne Gretzky, however, says that that is no longer the case. [Edmonton Journal]
  • While the on-ice product has been terrific, the path to the National Women's Hockey League has been anything but smooth. [Vice Sports]
  • A team of volunteers has tracked Corsi statistics for the 2016 IIHF World Championships. [The Hockey Ninja]