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Friday Habs Headlines: “Nearly flawless” Carey Price highest rated goaltender in NHL 17

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Here are your daily links, including EA Sports’ recognition of Carey Price’s ability, where the Canadiens man advantage went wrong and how it might be fixed, and possible training camp line combinations.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The ability of Carey Price has been recognized by EA Sports, who have given him the highest overall rating of any goaltender in NHL 17. [EA Sports]
  • Marc Dumont joined TSN 690 to discuss who might play with who at Canadiens training camp as the season draws nearer. [TSN 690]
  • With just two years left on his deal and an expansion draft looming, Tomas Plekanec may be the Habs player with the most to prove. [Today’s Slapshot]
  • Francis Bouillon is among the former Habs players in St. John’s for the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Canadiens Alumni Hockey School. [The Telegram]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Former Hab Ben Scrivens talks about his adjustment to playing in the KHL, his education, and his time with the Canadiens in a lengthy interview. [Edmonton Journal]
  • The Colorado Avalanche have been hard at work finding a replacement for Patrick Roy behind the bench, and seem likely to hire a first-time NHL coach once again. [Denver Post]
  • Roberto Luongo may be 37 -years-old, but the Florida Panthers netminder is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, he seems to be doing just the opposite. [TSN]
  • NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says that changes to goaltender equipment is still a work in progress. [SN]
  • Damir Ryspaev, who infamously instigated a brawl during a KHL pre-season game between Barys Astana and China’s upstart Kunlun Red Star, has been banned for life by the league. [The Score]
  • Performance Sports Group, which owns Bauer Hockey, has been accused of fraud and stock market manipulation. [TSN]