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Sunday Habs Headlines: Shea Weber brings intimidation to Canadiens’ defensive zone

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Here are your daily links, including Shea Weber’s ruthless ability to clear his net, the captain’s comments on Nathan Beaulieu, and whether the club may be interested in Kevin Shattenkirk.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • While much has been made about Shea Weber’s scoring prowess on the power play, it is his ability to deter opposing forwards from challenging his net that makes the biggest impact. [ESPN]
  • With rumours of trade winds blowing, Max Pacioretty says Nathan Beaulieu is heading into a crucial season for his career. [TVA]
  • Interestingly, it seems as if the Canadiens may be interested in pursuing St. Louis Blues defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk [TVA]
  • Placing a bit of doubt on Carey Price’s ability to return to form was Jaroslav Spacek, who currently serves as assistant coach for the Czech Republic at the World Cup of Hockey. [TVA]
  • Unfortunately for Spacek, Price posted a shutout in the first game he played that mattered since his injury.

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • For Team Europe players without a contract in the NHL, the World Cup offers a terrific opportunity to show GMs around the league what they’re capable of. [SI]
  • The Dallas Stars have announced that the injury suffered by Tyler Seguin is a hairline fracture in his heel, and have not provided a timetable for a return to action. [PHT]
  • Gary Bettman responded to a number of question as they relate to the potential for an official NHL salary cap website and the possibility of the NFL joining the league in Las Vegas. [Toronto Sun]