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Monday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty opens up on his experience as team captain

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This year was Pacioretty's first wearing a C above his CH, and he discussed the particular joys and challenges of his responsibility as one of the team's leaders.

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Max Pacioretty has become the new leader of the Canadiens, and is well-supported by his teammates
Max Pacioretty has become the new leader of the Canadiens, and is well-supported by his teammates
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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Dave Stubbs sat down with Max Pacioretty to discuss leadership, teammates, summer plans and comraderie among Canadiens players. [NHL]
  • Pacioretty also spoke about the beginning of his summer, and compares it to last year when he was injured and prevented from training during the offseason. [NHL]
  • Vadim Shipachyov is still a heavy presence in Habs rumours, there are still lots of links to Montreal being interested in the Russian forward, who currently leads the IIHF World Championship points leaders list. [Journal de Montréal]
  • Also from the Worlds, Tomas Plekanec talked about two defenders for his Czech Republic team that he wouldn't mind seeing on the Canadiens in the future. [Journal de Montréal]
  • Montreal's world-famous chef Chuck Hughes talks about his life-long love affair with the Montreal Canadiens. [Canadiens]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Centre Ice with EOTP's Robyn Flynn takes on many topics, and in conversation with former New York Riveter Jenny Scrivens, Robyn ends up also speaking with her husband and former Habs netminder Ben Scrivens. [Soundcloud / TSN690]
  • What is a draft pick worth to its team? A study into the production of former draft picks shows that the top three are indeed strong, but after that it's not as big a drop as many people think. [Puckalytics]
  • Marc-André Fleury is patient and supportive through Matt Murray's incredible run in the playoffs thus far. [RDS]
  • Steven Stamkos is going to miss at least game two of the Eastern Conference Final, but has begun practicing with full-contact, ditching his red jersey for a regular one. [NHL]
  • Are you Canadian and unsure who to cheer for as the NHL has dwindled to four remaining teams? The St. Louis Blues make a very convincing pitch to earn your fandom. [Facebook]
  • Check out what hockey means to a small contingent of Hungarian fans in Russia to watch their team take the ice. The 1,000 or so fans belt out their national anthem along with Team Hungary and it's just awesome. [TSN]