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Friday Habs Headlines: Braden Holtby thinks Carey Price should start for Team Canada

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Here are your daily links, including Braden Holtby’s thoughts on who should start for Canada at the World Cup, and the relationship between Andrei Markov and Sergei Berezin.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Vezina Trophy winner Braden Holtby threw his support behind Carey Price to be Canada’s starting goaltender at the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. [WP]
  • Sergei Berezin did not spend a long time with the Canadiens staff, but he has continued serving as Andrei Markov’s personal trainer, helping him bounce back from several surgeries. [Canadiens.com]
  • After suffering a stroke earlier this year, Jacques Demers was able to celebrate his 72nd birthday at home on Thursday. [RDS]
  • In case you missed it, Shea Weber has been named an alternate captain for Team Canada at the World Cup. Meanwhile, the Canadiens named Eric Crawford as Director of Pro Scouting. [EOTP | Weber | Crawford]
  • Alex Galchenyuk took some time out to pose for selfies with participants of the Canadiens Girls Hockey School. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • While the Habs will be hoping to return to the playoffs this season, which teams who qualified last year might miss out? [SN]
  • The Arizona Coyotes acquired forwards Dave Bolland and Lawson Crouse from the Florida Panthers in return for two draft picks. [FFH]
  • Jared Bednar has been hired as the head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, replacing Patrick Roy. [MHH]
  • Bill Foley and his Las Vegas expansion franchise are reportedly close to deciding on what their name will be. [Puck Daddy]