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Friday Habs Headlines: Carey Price looks "perfect" and is ready to return

Here are your daily links, including Stephane Waite's comments on Carey Price's progress, why Montrealers are so distraught over the loss of Subban, and an interview with Guy Lafleur.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • According to Habs goaltending coach Stephane Waite, Carey Price is back to 100% and ready to get back into the swing of things. [RDS]
  • There has been no trade in the modern era that has seen a fanbase so devastated as the recent P.K. Subban/Shea Weber swap - Andrew Berkshire explains why Montrealers are so beaten up over it. [Vice Sports]
  • Alex Galchenyuk certainly seems to be enjoying his summer, having the chance to spend some time with family. [Twitter]
  • Check out this interview with Habs great Guy Lafleur, who was in Cornwall, Ontario yesterday to celebrate Newsy Lalonde Day. [The Seeker]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs have finally signed first-overall pick Auston Matthews to an entry-level contract, which will earn him the maximum available salary and bonuses. [PPP]
  • According to a report, the New York Islanders are once again considering a move, this time to Queens as they have been in talks regarding a new arena next to Citi Field. [LHH]
  • A number of NHL teams still have much work to be done before the summer is over, including a few of the Canadiens' Atlantic Division rivals. [Eye on Hockey]
  • Brian Leetch goes in depth on the surreal experience that was making it to the NHL as a New York Ranger. [TPT]
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins have been having an off-season to remember as they celebrate with the Stanley Cup, and Phil Kessel's grandmother is just the latest to make a memory. [Puck Daddy]
  • Like expansion general managers of the past, George McPhee will have a great deal of work to do at the helm of the Las Vegas franchise. []
  • The Edmonton Oilers have officially parted ways with analytics specialist Tyler Dellow, whose contract was not renewed for the coming year. [Twitter]
  • Both Brad Richards and Vincent Lecavalier will retire this off-season, and the NHLPA sent them off with a blast from the past. [Twitter]
  • In basketball, the NBA released a statement announcing its decision to relocate the upcoming 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte. [Twitter]