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Saturday Habs Headlines: Carey Price still wants to improve

In today's links, Stephane Waite and Carey Price still have lots of work to do, Artturi Lehkonen is improving, Alexei Emelin is not, and the NHL lost one of its most decorated coaches.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • At his goaltending camp, Stephane Waite talked about the desire of Carey Price to improve any and all aspects of his game. (French) [RDS]

    • Waite also discussed his reasoning for starting his camp, which has attracted young goalies from all across North America looking to learn from Price's tutor. []

  • EA Sports released the list of NHL 16's highest ranked goaltenders.  You probably won't be surprised by their choice for top-ranked goalie, though you may question the order of the rest. [EA Sports]

  • The scoring ability that seemed to abandon Artturi Lehkonen last season appears to be coming back for his sophomore foray with Frölunda. He scored the game-winning goal in their Champions League match Friday. [EOTP]

  • Eric Engels is profiling 25 Canadiens players in 25 days.  Yesterday he began looking at the defence, with Alexei Emelin up first. [Sportsnet]

  • Watch out for that Segway, P.K.!

    Training is a must!

    A photo posted by P.K. Subban (@subbanator) on

Around the League and elsewhere

  • Al Arbour, coach of the early-80s New York Islanders dynasty that won the Stanley Cup in four consecutive season, passed away at the age of 82. []

  • The Dallas Stars have signed Cody Eakin to a four-year contract extension. [Defending Big D]

  • Steven Stamkos was seen practising in full Toronto gear yesterday. []

  • Daniel Sprong, profiled as a potential 2015 first-round draft pick of the Canadiens, and the community's top choice for the 26th overall pick, signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins. []

  • After trading Martin Jones in the Milan Lucic deal, the Los Angeles Kings added some competition for Jhonas Enroth in the battle for the backup position:

  • General Fanager is keeping tabs on all players who are signing professional tryout deals this summer [General Fanager]

  • The topics of sexual assault and domestic violence are uncomfortable subjects to discuss, and therefore are usually relegated to a-few-minutes-long seminars in NHL training camps.  If the NHL wants to get serious about preventing those crimes from taking place, it will need to significantly alter the education it provides its players. [Yahoo! Sports]

  • These are five of the most bizarre rules in the NHL rulebook. [Grantland]

  • Quebecor could find a partner in its bid to bring an expansion franchise to Québec City in a group that is already invested in the Canadiens: The Québec Federation of Labour's Solidarity Fund [Sportsnet]

  • Pavel Medvedev scored a rare lacrosse-style goal in regular season KHL action yesterday [CBS Sports]