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Saturday Habs Headlines: Now fully healthy, Canadiens performance hinges on Carey Price

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Here are your daily links, including a look at how the Canadiens will perform in 2016-17, Torrey Mitchell speaks about the team’s new additions, and whether Andrei Markov’s jersey should be retired.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Canadiens’ lineup features a few wildcards this season, making the team’s performance difficult to predict. As ever, though, the Habs will be reliant on Carey Price. [CSN]
  • Torrey Mitchell was featured in an interview with Hockey Inside Out, discussing where things went wrong last season and the additions of Shea Weber and Andrew Shaw. [HIO]
  • The TSN 690 crew consider whether or not the Canadiens should retire the jersey of Andrei Markov when he decides to hang up his skates. [TSN 690]
  • Get to know the captain a little more intimately as Max Pacioretty discusses some of his favourite things. [JDM]
  • As if enough people didn’t already think of the Habs as a one-man team:

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • We could be on the verge of another giant leap in terms of advanced statistics and analyzing the game as the NHL takes another shot at player and puck tracking during the World Cup of Hockey. [NHL Numbers]
  • Artemi Panarin has been awarded the 2015-16 Kharlamov Trophy, given annually to the top Russian hockey player. [SCH]
  • Highly sought-after free agent Jimmy Vesey is expected to sign with an NHL club very soon, and may have it narrowed down to just two teams. [SN]
  • The Calgary Flames have re-signed young forward Sean Monahan to a seven-year contract extension. [MS&G]
  • The Ontario Hockey League has introduced some more rule changes which deal another blow to the existence of fighting in hockey. [Pro Hockey Talk]