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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Canadiens hire Craig Ramsay as coaching consultant

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league, including new hires, Price's new advertisement and no confirmation on the Nordiques return just yet.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Montreal Canadiens have added Craig Ramsay as a consultant to their coaching staff. Ramsay has both assistant and head coaching experience, having coached over 1650 games in either capacity in the NHL. [Canadiens]
  • He also had the following to say about the Habs:
  • Craig Ramsay also emphasized his belief that all forwards, regardless of their role, should be able to both score and check. [TSN]
  • The Canadiens have also hired Dave Starman and Eric Crawford, who will be added to Montreal's scouting staff. [Sportsnet]
  • Heading into next season, questions still surround the Montreal Canadiens' ability to support their elite goaltender. Will Carey Price need to have another historical season in order for his team to make the playoffs? [NHL]
  • Here's what aging high scoring forwards with average possession numbers need to know. [EOTP]
  • Carey Price's new commercials looks quite spiffy. [YouTube] [Part 2]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • The return of the Quebec Nordiques is far from a guarantee at this point. For one thing, how will they compensate the Montreal Canadiens? [Sportsnet]
    There’s also the 900-pound elephant in the room: how will Quebec compensate the Montreal Canadiens for invading their territory? How much of an indemnity will be paid to Monsieur Molson for carving out a region from the very profitable provincial market (and the expanded regional market, which includes New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland & Labrador)? Rumours have suggested that the Canadiens could receive upwards of a $100 million in compensation.
  • Sports teams are now using analytics to not just focus on improving player performances, but keeping players healthy as well. [The Washington Post]
  • The Winnipeg Jets are gambling on their young prospects to take big steps forward next season. [Jetsnation]
  • To be fair to Max Talbot, any player wearing the Bruins' black and gold is a disgrace to Montreal. [Stanley Cup Of Chowder]
  • Check out the seven places you must visit, if you are a hockey fan! [Sports Illustrated]
  • Guess who's back in Montreal? [Instagram]
  • These are some pretty sweet hockey trick shots! [YouTube]