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

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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: