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Saturday Habs Headlines: Carey Price early favourite to win second Hart Trophy

Here are your daily links, including the chances of Price earning more accolades, more love for Shea Weber, no NHLers at the Olympics and much more!

2015 NHL Awards - Press Room Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Carey Price joins Shea Weber among candidates believed to have the best chance at obtaining individual awards this year. The Canadiens’ goaltender is the early favourite for the Hart Trophy. [NHL]
  • Price’s save percentage breakdown over time is really as impressive as you would expect. [Chris Boyle]
  • More and more pundits are boarding the ‘Weber-for-Norris’ train... Choo choo! [Fanrag Sports]
  • Perception is at play when it comes to evaluating defencemen in the NHL. [Hockey Graphs]
  • The giant blue-liner has also developed some unexpected chemistry with Alexei Emelin. [LNH]
  • Max Pacioretty will play in front of his grandmother for the first time as a Hab, and he’s pumped. [Journal de Montreal]
  • The Habs’ power play is going through a rough spell, which is being addressed by the team. [Journal de Montréal]
  • There’s only one Andrew Shaw, though he comes with many layers. For better or worse, he’s part of the team and we have to accept who he is. [La Presse]
  • This won’t be too shocking for Habs fans, but see where Alex Galchenyuk ranks for NHL teams’ leading scorers by ice time. [Jeremy Davis]
  • For the newly retired Travis Moen, playing in Montreal was among the highlights of his career. [TSN 690]
  • Michael McNiven is handing out kisses. [Mitch Brown]
  • Les Canadiennes are taking over the Bell Centre on December 10th - do you have your tickets yet?
  • Before the game, wake up and listen to our very own Andrew Zadarnowski on Habs Breakfast! [Matthew Ross]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Following up on rumours from yesterday, the NHLPA is confirming it’s intention to reject the offer to participate in the Olympics. [Elliotte Friedman]
  • In the wake of the coaching change in Florida, a few current and former bench bosses weigh in on what it’s like being fired from an NHL coaching job. [Sportsnet]
  • One coach who is performing better than expectations is the Ottawa Senators’ Guy Boucher. [Fanrag Sports]
  • Young players are scoring a lot, and Braden Holtby thinks he knows why. [NHL]
  • Devan Dubnyk has had an impressive start to the season thanks in part to Lyle Mast’s help. [SI]
  • George McPhee is attempting to leave no stone unturned in the quest to build a contender with the Las Vegas Golden Knights. [ESPN]
  • One thing McPhee isn’t too caught up on is the potential controversy with the franchise’s name, under investigation by the United States Army. McPhee isn’t concerned and believes the name will stay. [Journal de Montréal]
  • The Ottawa Senators brought out CFL champion players for a rather unique ceremonial puck drop. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Sean McIndoe is grumpy, and it made for a great Down Goes Brown grab bag. [Vice Sports]
  • Could it be time to revive a proposed rule from the 2005 lockout - and award teams three points for a win in regulation time? [ESPN]
  • Clark Brooks from Raw Charge takes us behind the scenes and into the world of a hockey blogger. [Raw Charge]
  • After a fruitful campaign for brain injuries, the NHL has high hopes for the Hockey Fights Cancer project. [The Beaverton]
  • Sunday will see the opening of the World Sledge Hockey Challenge, taking place in Charlottetown. [CBC]