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Friday Habs Headlines: Canadiens capable of dealing with loss of Carey Price

Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including the teams ability to cope without their MVP, the debate around Nathan Beaulieu's fight, and Michael McCarron's road to the AHL.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Surprisingly, losing Carey Price temporarily is turning out to be an issue the Canadiens are capable of dealing with. [The Globe and Mail]
  • The TSN 690 crew discussed Nathan Beaulieu's somewhat scary fight with Nick Foligno on Wednesday night. Arpon Basu suggests that we can't assume he was concussed, while Bobby Dollas proposes that the Habs should have better protected the young blue-liner. [TSN 690 | BasuDollas]
  • Unfortunately for the Habs, Torrey Mitchell has yet to begin practicing since his injury. [La Presse]
  • Michael McCarron is looking like a top-quality prospect for the Canadiens, but the road to this point has not always been smooth. [La Presse]
  • In case you missed it, Michael Bournival cleared waivers on Thursday. [EOTP]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Pavel Bure has said that Chicago Blackhawks rookie Artemi Panarin reminds him of himself. [Eye on Hockey]
  • Steven Stamkos says he isn't bothered by questions surrounding his contract status. [Puck Daddy]
  • Buffalo has been announced as the host of the 2018 World Junior Championships, and are expected to have an outdoor game as a feature. [Puck Daddy]
  • According to a report, a prospective owner of an NHL franchise in Seattle was willing to explore the idea of renovating KeyArena to be the team's home. [Pro Hockey Talk]