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Monday Habs Headlines: Shea Weber’s playoff play is just what the Habs hoped for

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Here are your daily links including Weber’s playoff style, Shaw’s Stanley Cup memories, and some new research on concussions in sports.

Washington Capitals v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Shea Weber’s play in the playoffs is exactly what the Habs hoped for when he was acquired in the off-season. [TSN 690]
  • He’s been a major part of the Habs’ success so far in the post-season. Take last night’s effort, for example:
  • During the playoffs the contests are so tight it takes everyone’s contribution to win. [La Presse]
  • It was a full-team game last night, and Julien is very happy with his current alignment:
  • A stick change by Claude Lemieux may have been the game changer for the 1986 Montreal Canadiens and their 23rd Stanley Cup championship. [La Presse]
  • A New Yorker who converted to a Habs fan eight years ago will continue his playoff tradition with a viewing party and “habby hour” for Habs fans in NYC. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Andrew Shaw’s memories of raising the Stanley Cup twice will forever be etched in his memory. [NHL]
  • There just might be a method behind a coach’s madness sometimes:
  • Even photographers love this guy:

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The mystery of where the first NHL game was played and who scored the first NHL goal has finally been resolved. [CBC]
  • It doesn’t seem as if David Desharnais has the trust of the Edmonton Oilers coaching staff during the playoffs. [Coopernblue]
  • David Strader is back behind the microphone and calling the NHL playoffs, which is not only a treat for the fans, but an escape for him. [Washington Post]
  • It’s not just post-concussion syndrome that former players are dealing with after a career of head injuries, but several other psychiatric conditions as well. [CBC]
  • The KHL’s Gagarin Cup has been won by SKA. [KHL]
  • ECHL player Ben Wilson will face suspension after cross-checking a fallen player seven times. [Yahoo Sports]