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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty responds to John Tortorella's criticism

Here are your daily links, including Max Pacioretty’s reaction to John Tortorella’s quotes, diving into Andrew Shaw’s shooting percentages and theoretical Team North Americas.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Max Pacioretty acknowledged John Tortorella’s criticism and is focused on impressing his coach during the next exhibition game. [Sportsnet]
  • Nathan Beaulieu came to his captain's defense regarding recent rumors:
  • But Tortorella’s methods may just go on to help the Montreal Canadiens. [JDM]
  • Martin Lemay, Tony Marinaro and the Habs Lunch crew offered their thoughts on what coach Therrien allegedly comments about the Canadiens' captain. [TSN 690 | LemayMarinaroHabs Lunch]
  • Andrew Shaw’s declining shooting percentage might be a cause for concern. [TSN]
  • Carey Price is among the 10 players who have the most to prove at the World Cup. [CBS]
  • Speaking of Price, you can pre-order his Funko Pop figure, right here! [Clark Toys]
  • The folks over at Winging It In Motown took a stab at predicting how the Canadiens will fare next season. [WIIM]
  • MNA Marie Montpetit is looking to rename the riding of Crémazie after Canadiens great Maurice Richard. [CBC]
  • Carey Price will be back in action today:
  • No surprises here:
  • Owner Geoff Molson had this to say to fans:
  • More prospects are on their way to Montreal. This time, Michael McCarron:

  • Around The League and Elsewhere

    • Though Team North America have only existed in this year's World Cup, how would previous tournaments have looked if the team had been put together back then? [Down Goes Brown | Sportsnet]
    • The Arizona Coyotes are successfully using the salary cap to their advantage. [FFH]
    • With the Rochester Institute of Technology Hockey Analytics Conference just having wrapped up, Scott Cullen recaps some of the highlights from the event. [TSN]
    • Defensemen Niklas Hjalmarsson opened up about everything, from whether he'd like to be partnered up with Oliver Ekman-Larsson to how how glad he is to see Shea Weber leave his conference. [SCH]
    • After suffering from a freak injury at the inaugural Outdoor Women's Classic, Denna Laing continues to recover. [NHL]
    • Skaters on Team Canada should keep this in mind: