Internal links should use canonical URLs
Avoid internal linking to non-canonical URLs.
Noindexing paginated pages is OK
But canonicalsing makes much more sense which he doesn’t mention.
Only use indexable canonical URLs for app deep links
Links on paginated pages
In response to a question about whether it is ok to canonicalize back to page one of a paginated set, John expanded more on whether Google counts links within pagination:
Don’t Noindex Canonicalised Pages
You shouldn’t noindex pages which are canonicalised, otherwise they might ignore the canonical tag.
Don’t canonicalise groups of pages to a single URL
Canonicalising a large number of pages to a single page will probably be ignored.
Canonicalised Pages Show up in Google’s Index
Canonicalised pages will still show up for site: searches, but that doesn’t mean the canonical tags aren’t working.
Submit Canonical URLs in Sitemaps and Other References
Use consistent canonical URLs in Sitemaps and other internal references.
Hreflanged Pages in the Same Language Don’t Need to Be Duplicates
If you connect pages together with hreflang which are in the same language e.g. UK/US/Australia, they don’t need to be duplicates. They are allowed quite a lot of variation as if they were different languages.