The changing of the guard (and other links)
Some links for your Sunday morning cup of coffee.
P.K. Subban came into the NHL with a lot of criticism for various reasons, some valid and some possibly something else. What's happened since though is nothing short of spectacular. The reigning Norris Trophy winner, the first for the Montreal Canadiens since Chris Chelios, has taken over the city of Montreal. What do I mean by that? Check out this article by the Montreal Gazette's Brenda Branswell. There's nothing really special about that article, except for the following line:
Canadiens goaltender Carey Price is also invited to the four-day camp
Carey Price also invited.
Price has been the face of the Canadiens essentially since he was a rookie in the 2007-08 season, but that's not really the case anymore. Carey Price is now an "also", Subban is the star. Does it really mean that much in the grand scheme of things? Probably not, but it's very interesting to see how things shift. Subban, and not Price, is who sells papers these days.
Speaking of Subban, Luke Fox did an interview with him and his dad Karl. [Sportsnet]
Recently fired goalie coach Pierre Groulx will be plying his trade in Germany. [Montreal Gazette]
Another departed Hab goes to Europe as Colby Armstrong goes full Swede. [Sudbury Star]
Francois Parenteau writes about another Habs defenseman who would be a star in Sochi. [La Presse]
Kevin Meldrum has some info on recent Habs signing Stefan Fournier. [Habs World]
Brandon Prust did an interview with The Hockey News. [The Hockey News]
A profile on Michigan Wolverines captain and Habs D prospect Mac Bennett. [Canadiens.com]
Chris Lomon writes that George Parros is feeling the love in Montreal. [NHLPA]
Around SB Nation NHL
The Maple Leafs extended the guy who just made their team a whole lot worse. [Pension Plan Puppets]
And now the Leafs are possibly going to be trading their 3rd best defenseman. [SB Nation]
New York City has told the Rangers to move MSG. No, seriously. [Blueshirt Banter]
And PGI makes fun of that. [Lighthouse Hockey]
Claude Lemieux wasn't clutch, he was just really good. [In Lou We Trust]
Eric T wrote a stat-heavy article on why more rest matters. [Broad Street Hockey]
The Jets' GM is still basically Rick Dudley. [Arctic Ice Hockey]