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Thursday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty is looking for international success with Team USA

Here are your daily links, including Max Pacioretty’s World Cup thoughts, and Devante Smith-Pelly’s memories of Montreal.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Though the Sochi Olympics may have left a bitter taste in Max Pacioretty’s mouth, the captain is determined to win it all when he represents Team USA at the upcoming World Cup. [Journal De Montreal]
  • Suiting up for Team Russia at the World Championships, prevented defenseman Alexei Emelin from dwelling on Montreal’s terrible season for too long, [Canadiens]
  • While the Canadiens may have a glut of defensemen at the moment, Mark Barberio is still intent on grabbing a top-six spot. [Journal De Montreal]
  • Carey Price’s performance at the World Cup will be followed closely, as Montreal’s franchise goaltender takes to the ice for the first time since recovering from his injury. [NHL]
  • Max Pacioretty raised $145,000 for charity through his golf tournament:
  • Good luck to the St. John’s IceCaps!

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • Former Canadien Devante Smith-Pelly talked about music, his time in Montreal and explained why he wasn’t too surprised by the P.K. Subban trade (his interview starts around the 1:02:30 minute mark). [Cabbie Presents]
  • New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello shared his thoughts on some of the moves his team has made this offseason. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • General manager David Poile expects that forward Ryan Johansen will have a career year with the Nashville Predators next season. [Today’s Slapshot]
  • Success will not come easy, if Canadian NHL franchises continue to obsess over winning games the "right way". [Splice Today]
  • Hockey players are constantly working out, even during their summer breaks. [YouTube]