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Saturday Habs Headlines: Shea Weber brings “great hockey mind” to Canadiens roster

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Here are your daily links, including Mattias Ekholm’s comments on Shea Weber, and Andrei Markov as Russia’s seventh blue-liner.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Mattias Ekholm of the Nashville Predators had a glowing review of his former captain Shea Weber. [Twitter | 1 | 2]
  • He’s not a fan of playing against him, but Max Pacioretty is glad Carey Price is back in action. Price made 21 saves on 24 shots, but more importantly he got a chance to shake off some of the rust. [NHL]
  • Andrei Markov practiced as the extra defenceman for Team Russia on Friday after Habs teammate Alexei Emelin was inserted into the top six. [TVA]
  • Tickets for the 2016-17 season go on sale today at 10:00 AM Eastern on the Canadiens’ official website. [Canadiens.com]
  • Habs prospect Michael McNiven will be a key to Owen Sound’s success this season. [OHL]
  • Elliotte Friedman sat down with Carey Price, who gave him some insight on his health, and where the Habs are headed. [Sportsnet]
  • The Habs have something interesting in the works at the Bell Centre
  • Artturi Lehkonen said his goodbyes as he prepares to leave for Montreal. [Instagram]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Dawn Braid being hired by the Arizona Coyotes was fantastic news, but perhaps it’s time we stop seeing making it to the men’s league as the ultimate success for women. [AIH]
  • Patrick Roy - who still has a year remaining on his contract with the Colorado Avalanche - is excited to have the winter months off for the first time in ages. [NBC]
  • Roy had an ambivalent relationship with analytics. [Twitter]
  • While fans in Nevada await the arrival of their NHL franchise, take a look back at one of the stars of the former IHL’s Las Vegas Thunder: Radek Bonk. [VIH]
  • While fans in Nevada await the arrival of their NHL franchise, take a look back at one of the stars of the former IHL’s Las Vegas Thunder: Radek Bonk. [VIH]