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Friday Habs Headlines: Mike Babcock praises Carey Price

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Here are your daily links, including Mike Babcock’s praise for Carey Price, what the Habs need from Andrew Shaw, and Will Bitten looking forward to a new season in Hamilton.

World Cup Of Hockey 2016 Final - Game One - Europe v Canada Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Team Canada head coach Mike Babcock has had nothing but good things to say about Carey Price, praising the Canadiens’ goaltenders calm demeanor:
  • Marc Dumont joined The Morning Show on TSN 690 to discuss the potential of Mikhail Sergachev and what the Canadiens need from recent addition Andrew Shaw. [TSN 690]
  • After a short trade request saga that had us wondering whether Will Bitten would return to the OHL this season, the Habs prospect is thankful to now be part of the Hamilton Bulldogs. [Twitter]
  • Les Canadiennes are nearly set for the beginning of another CWHL season. Take a look behind the scenes at the team’s media day. [YouTube]
  • Canadiennes defender Julie Chu, who took over as head coach of the Concordia Stingers last season, has now added a few more Olympians to the team’s staff. [Stingers]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Sidney Crosby was mic’d up during the first game of the World Cup of Hockey final between Canada and Europe. [Twitter]
  • As Buffalo Sabres defenceman Rasmus Ristolainen continues to be a restricted free agent, Travis Yost considers what might be a fair price to pay the young blue-liner. [TSN]
  • Of particular interest to anyone taking part in fantasy hockey this season will be Scott Cullen’s take on some likely sleeper picks from around the league. [TSN]
  • Check out the story of Alexandre Tanguay, the owner of the QMJHL’s Rimouski Océanic - who just happens to be 23-years-old. [RDS]
  • In hopes of eventually hosting play between the Canadian and American women's national teams, Quebec City is getting set to host the National Women’s U-18 Championship. [La Presse]
  • The American Hockey League Hall of Fame has announced the individuals who will be inducted as part of the Class of 2017. [AHL]