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Your daily links, including coverage of the first Benn Bowl, a healthy Habs roster, prospect updates and more

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Brandon Gallagher confirms that there is indeed some hate between the Canadiens and the division rival Ottawa Senators. [TSN690]
  • When the Canadiens and Stars face off, it’ll be the first time the Benn brothers will be opponents. [JdM]
  • Jordie can more clearly stand out as a player who deserves his NHL roster spot now that he’s now in the shadow of his brother. [Mark Stepneski]
  • Benn on Benn: Jordie talks about having grown up with his little brother Jamie. [Canadiens]
  • Jordie Benn perfectly summarized his expectations of what it’ll be like to play his brother. [John Lu]
  • Meanwhile, Jamie has plans for how the end of the brothers’ dinner will go. [Amanda Stein]
  • The Habs’ still need to finish the season strong, and can’t take the Dallas Stars lightly. [RDS]
  • Montreal boasted a full squad at practice following the team photo, that’s five forward lines and four defensive pairs. [La Presse]
  • Claude Julien is thrilled that he has gotten to be in a new Canadiens’ team photo. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Montreal prospect Jeremiah Addison has been suspended by the OHL. The Windsor Spitfires will be without Addison for two games after a nasty cross-check on Sunday. [Jim Parker]
  • Michael McNiven is off to a hot start in the playoffs. [Andrew Zadarnowski]
  • Victor Mete is pumped a out his new contract. [Victor Mete]
  • Carey Price is enjoying fatherhood. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Steve Ott’s love of the Lion King and his son come together in an instant classic Instagram moment. [Instagram]
  • There’s little people in Habs jerseys everywhere! [Julie Petry]
  • The Canadiens and the Laval Rocket are going to be a tight-knight franchise, but will Youppi! get along with Laval’s mascot? [Laval Rocket]
  • The Montreal Canadiens and Sun Life Financial are teaming up to provide a hockey camp for children with type 1 diabetes. [NHL]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Former Habs captain Brian Gionta played his 1,000th NHL game. [Canadiens]
  • Sidney Crosby is often called a dirty player, but his is an example of just why the NHL’s failure to be consistent with discipline has lead to his reputation. [Pensburgh]
  • If you were born in or later than 1991, you’ve never known the Red Wings missing the playoffs. For the last 25 years Detroit has played extra hockey, and our friends and Winging it in Motown look at what it will take to get back to the post-season. [WiiM]
  • Another voice is adding itself to the growing support for the US Women’s National Team. [PHPA]
  • 14 Senators have signed a letter to USA Hockey about the situation. [Brad Schlossman]
  • Linus Söderström is breaking Henrik Lundqvist’s records in the SHL, but does not feel he merits the comparison, and would rather not be called the next King. [Lighthouse Hockey]