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Friday Habs Headlines: P.K. Subban is definitely not available for trade

Here are your daily links for the Habs and around the league, including the Canadiens' stance on anu potential P.K. Subban trade, Ben Scrivens piece on the importance of skating as a goalie, and Jacques Demers' road to recovery.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Darren Dreger reports that a Western Conference general manager was told bluntly that P.K. Subban is not available for trade. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Ben Scrivens goes in depth about a common misconception about "athletic" goaltenders and the importance of being a good skater, while also explaining why he believes Carey Price is the best goalie in the world. [The Players Tribune]
  • Subban will host an All-Star Comedy Gala in collaboration with Just For Laughs on August 1, with the proceeds of the event going to the Montreal Children's Hospital. [Just For Laughs]
  • After suffering a stroke back in April, Canadiens legend Jacques Demers still has a long road to recovery. [Puck Daddy]
  • Don't miss the third day of the SB Nation NHL Mock Draft, as Eyes on the Prize will make the Habs' ninth-overall selection today. Meanwhile, check out how picks one-through-six turned out. [SBN]
  • Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas took to the ice wearing the bleu, blanc, et rouge ahead of this weekends Montreal Grand Prix. [Instagram]
  • Yesterday marked the anniversary of Jean Beliveau's retirement:
  • If you've ever wanted to know what the lineups of music festivals booked by Canadiens players would look like, today is your lucky day. []
  • Canadiennes forward Julie Chu has been named head coach of the Concordia Stingers women's hockey team. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Matt Murray has been drawing comparisons to the legendary Ken Dryden for his playoff performances, and Dryden has spoke very highly of the Penguins goaltender. [ESPN]
  • Pension Plan Puppets put together an all-star team of players selected with draft picks the Maple Leafs traded away. [PPP]
  • Dimitri Filipovic investigates another way to more accurately quantify the performance of defencemen, linking what happens between zone exits and entries. [SN]
  • Rogers ratings have been in steady decline, and watching Hockey Night in Canada has started to feel like a chore at times - so what needs to change? [PPP]
  • Daniel Carcillo discusses the death of Steve Montador, and the organization he has founded to help professional athletes cope with their demons. [YouTube]
  • Maple Leafs season tickets were the subject of a court case, with the heir to a family fortune losing out on them after a judge ruled they belonged to her father's company. [National Post]
  • With the KHL looking to expand into China very soon, we may have gotten an early look at what the new franchise's logo will be. [Twitter]