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Friday Habs Headlines: Shea Weber fits style of play Marc Bergevin is seeking from defencemen

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Here are your daily links, including Elliotte Friedman's comments on the acquisition of Shea Weber, a make-or-break year for management, and if the Habs played an indirect role in Patrick Roy's departure from Colorado.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Elliotte Friedman gave his thoughts on the Shea Weber - P.K. Subban deal, explaining his belief that Weber is a good fit for the way Marc Bergevin wants the Canadiens to play. [Today's Slapshot]
  • The Canadiens are among the NHL franchises who face a make-or-break year as management hopes to prove itself right with regards to the acquisition of Weber. [SBN]
  • Brendan Gallagher believes Weber will be a boost to the Habs both on the ice with his style of play, and off the ice with a cool head. [TSN 690]
  • Also throwing his support behind Weber was Nathan Beaulieu, who calls his new teammate the best defensive player in the entire league. [TVA]
  • After yesterday's announcement that Patrick Roy would be leaving the Colorado Avalanche, it seems possible that one of the major reasons for his departure could be the teams failure to sign Alexander Radulov. [TVA]
  • Habs prospect Lukas Vejdemo is off to a good start to the year, netting a goal in his first pre-season game with Djurgardens. [Twitter]
  • Michel Therrien's annual charity golf tournament was, once again, a huge success as it raised $170,000 for the Canadiens' Childrens Foundation. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • As mentioned earlier, Canadiens legend Patrick Roy has shockingly resigned as the head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, leaving the team on Thursday. [MHH]
  • After trademark issues prevented Bill Foley from moving forward with the name "Black Knights", the Las Vegas expansion franchise has seemingly narrowed their choices down to three. [Puck Daddy]
  • Free agent forward Jimmy Vesey, who played for Harvard last season, has thinned out the pool of candidates as signing day approaches. [Puck Daddy]
  • With 81 players registering for the 2016 CWHL draft, it certainly looks like the league has room to expand. [PPP]
  • Team Sweden revealed their jerseys for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, of course featuring the iconic tre kronor. [Twitter]