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Saturday Habs Headlines: Carey Price needs some offensive help this season

In today's links, Carey Price needs some scoring, Sven Andrighetto is eager to provide it, Calgary has a hockey team but needs an arena, Quebec City has the opposite problem, and investors in the NHL could have been in for a bit of a surprise.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Carey Price had a record-setting 2014-15 NHL season, but, as Adam Gretz writes, the Canadiens will not win a Stanley Cup solely on the play of their goaltender. [CBS Sports]

  • Tomas Plekanec and wife Lucie welcomed their second child early in the summer and have been enjoying family life in the off-season.  The Habs veteran is looking forward to dealing with youngsters of a different nature when training camp gets underway. [Canadiens.com]

  • One of those youngsters, Sven Andrighetto, is determined to make the Canadiens' roster. (French) [Radio-Canada.ca]

  • He can begin making his impressions on September 10th, when rookie camp begins:

  • Our #12 player in the Top 25 Under 25, Artturi Lehkonen, has made his own impressions by scoring three goals in a two-day span for Frölunda in Champions League and SHL pre-season action. However, linemate John Dahlström, the last pick (#211) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, has been stealing the show so far. (Swedish) [Frölunda Indians.com | Google's attempt at a translation]

  • Habs legend Larry Robinson has been successfully treated for melanoma and looks forward to beginning his retirement.  His first task is to take part in a charity poker tournament to support breast cancer research. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the League and elsewhere

  • The Habs' pre-season schedule has been released for some time, but yesterday the NHL announced the dates and venues for all tune-up games across the league. [NHL.com]

  • Daniel Alfredsson is set to join the Ottawa Senators' front office. [TSN]

  • It's weird for Habs' fans but Brandon Prust is in the 'elsewhere', that is to say, outside of Montreal category. Prust is embracing the Canucks' thing, and so, it would appear, is his nephew.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My bro did a sick job on my nephews new hairdo! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/canucks?src=hash">#canucks</a> <a href="http://t.co/qlAdKpJdyG">pic.twitter.com/qlAdKpJdyG</a></p>&mdash; Brandon Prust (@BrandonPrust8) <a href="https://twitter.com/BrandonPrust8/status/634915890186862592">August 22, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  • The NHL's 30-in-30 summer team profiles continue with a look at the young, skilled New York Islanders. [NHL.com]

  • With claims of financial gains for cities from new arena construction being debunked — most recently and publicly by John Oliver — those pitching the new home of the Calgary Flames to city council members have taken a more community-centred approach. [CBC]

  • I'm not sure how many steps there are going to be in this process, but the bid to get an NHL franchise in Québec City has entered Phase 3:

  • The National Hockey League has forced a company that that sells edible and recreational marijuana products to change its stock exchange symbol from 'NHL.' [Yahoo!]