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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Michel Therrien and Geoff Molson deny Pacioretty rumours

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Here are your daily links, including Michel Therrien addressing rumours, his thoughts on new coach Kirk Muller and Team USA's elimination from the World Cup.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Both head coach Michel Therrien and owner Geoff Molson denied rumours indicating the Canadiens' coach had criticized Max Pacioretty's leadership abilities. [SNMontreal Gazette]
  • But are those rumours just rumours? Martin Leclerc gives some credibility to them. [Radio-Canada]
  • Michel Therrien also joined TSN 690 to share his thoughts on new coach Kirk Muller, while Geoff Molson believes that most Canadiens fans have come to terms with the P.K. Subban trade. [TSN 690 | TherrienMolson]
  • Shea Weber’s formidable strength and relentless work ethic has solidified his reputation as one of the toughest players in the NHL. But Weber learned these traits from another person who exemplified these qualities – his mother. [SN]
  • Alex Galchenyuk is excited to shoulder new responsibilities next season, while Alex Radulov looks forward to making his way back to the league. [Canadiens | GalchenyukRadulov]
  • Check out some of the most memorable Canadiens moments from previous golf tournaments! [RDS]
  • Galchenyuk also had this to say about the World Cup:
  • Geoff Molson also explained why the "No Excuses" sign was taken down:
  • Close enough:

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • Contrary to what T.J. Oshie may have thought, grit was not enough to prevent Team USA from bowing out early from the World Cup. [EOTPSBN]
  • Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad will no longer be participating in the World Cup, after having suffered a concussion during Team North America's match against Team Finland. [Miami Herald]
  • Shannon Szabados will compete for a spot on the Peoria Rivermen, after having been signed to a professional tryout contract with the team. But will this affect her commitment to Team Canada? [RivermenTimes Colonist]
  • Bemidji State University's hockey alumni are taking their talents to the next level. [BRN]
  • Ouch: