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Thursday Habs Headlines: Carey Price the early favourite to claim the Vezina Trophy

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Here are your daily links, including a potential addition to the trophy case of the team’s MVP, the Habs’ struggles in California, and more

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • A panel has chosen Carey Price as the early odds-on favourite to take home the Vezina Trophy as the league’s best goaltender this season. [NHL.com]
  • Andrei Markov sits atop the league when it comes to primary assists from defencemen, as the veteran has been producing at a great pace this season.
  • Francis Bouillon, the long-serving Habs blue-liner, will be inducted into the QMJHL Hall of Fame this coming April. [Canadiens.com]
  • Marc Dumont joined Sportsnet Tonight with Elliott Price to discuss the Habs’ struggles in California, and their need to perform against the NHL’s best teams. [SN]
  • It seems as though the Canadiens’ scouting staff has their eye on Halifax Mooseheads forward Nico Hischier, as they took in a game against the Remparts in Quebec. [TVA]
  • Habs prospect Will Bitten found the scoresheet last night for the Hamilton Bulldogs, ending an eight-game goal drought.
  • Coming to North America to play with the world’s best hockey players, France’s Marion Allemoz is feeling comfortable with Montreal’s Les Canadiennes. [The Ice Garden]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Sean McIndoe counts down the top 15 teams around the league most in need of blowing things up with a rebuild. [Vice Sports]
  • Connor McDavid has performed exactly as advertised, but he won’t be able to turn the Edmonton Oilers into contenders on his lonesome. [Toronto Sun]
  • Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford is aware that his two-goalie system isn’t quite working, though he is feeling no urgency when it comes to making a move. [TSN]
  • Former Hab Bud Holloway will be making his way to the Swedish Hockey League, although we do not yet know for certain with which club. [Expressen]
  • Serena Williams has penned an open letter to female athletes of every sport, stating her belief that the fight for gender equality must continue. [The Guardian]