Tuesday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty drives the Habs’ offense

Your daily Habs links, why everyone is fawning over Max Pacioretty while he compliments Radulov. Price is nearing milestones, and another Vezina, and much more!

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Max Pacioretty is the engine behind Montreal’s offense, as is tradition. [TSN]
  • As many talk about Pacioretty’s big night against the Colorado Avalanche, the captain was talking about linemate Alexander Radulov. [TSN]
  • As of Sunday night’s games, the Montreal Canadiens lead the league in coaches’ challenges against. [Dave Stubbs]
  • Carey Price remains one win away from 250 career victories, and nears Dryden’s total. [Dave Stubbs]/
  • Price is a front-runner to take home another Vezina. Let’s take a look at the closest competition so far. [Fanrag Sports]
  • Many have pondered what would happen should Alex Ovechkin decide to participate in the 2018 Olympics, but what if Carey Price decided he would play for Team Canada? [JdM]
  • Michael McNiven is one of Canada’s top junior goaltending prospects, and he’s had to grow up fast. [Toronto Sun]
  • McNiven is just one of three goalies who are fighting for the top spot at the upcoming World Junior Championships. [TSN]
  • Trois-Rivières is getting its own Bleu-Blanc-Bouge ice rink, supported by the Canadiens’ charity. [La Presse]
  • What happens when competitive professional athletes are asked to read a children’s book? Find out, as the Habs read a Christmas classic. [Canadiens YouTube]
  • Les Canadiennes made history on Saturday when they took over the Bell Center for a clash against defending Clarkson Cup champions, the Calgary Inferno. [CBC]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Eric Staal just reached the 800 point plateau. Could he reach 1,000 before he retires? [NHL]
  • Carey Price was victimized twice in this week’s NHL Slo-Mo weekly recap. Bold choice after what he did to Kyle Palmieri. [NHL Video]
  • In a galaxy far far away, the Florida Panthers came up with an awesome Star Wars night poster. [The Score]
  • The Panther’s Assistant GM took an unconventional path to his role in the NHL. [SI]
  • Cale Makar made a name for himself as an underrated junior prospect. Bob McKenzie takes a look at a Sunday night performance to remember. [TSN]
  • Mike Fisher has feelings for both Ottawa and Nashville. [The Player’s Tribune]
  • Goaltenders face more challenging mental obstacles than the average hockey player. [In Goal Mag]
  • Eric Semborski joined a rather exclusive list of players - emergency backup goaltenders. [NHL]
  • After Morgan Fritz-Ward retired, another player is leaving the NWHL after the league’s recent financial troubles. [Puck Daddy]/

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