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Thursday Habs Headlines: Carey Price holds his own as the best of the best

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Here are your daily links, including Price’s domination, high hopes for Victor Mete, projections for the new season, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Carey Price didn’t just make this list of top NHL goalies—he ran away with the #1 spot. [Sportsnet]
  • Claude Julien wants this season to be a fresh start for Alex Galchenyuk. [TSN 690]
  • As we begin the regular season, take a look at some of the most intriguing storylines from training camp. [Journal Métro]
  • Victor Mete and Charles Hudon want to prove they’re in Montreal to stay. [Canadiens]
  • All 31 NHL teams received their very own #emoji from Twitter to celebrate the start of the 2017-18 season:
  • Former Habs defenceman Nathan Beaulieu is ready to prove it was a mistake to trade him away. [The Athletic]
  • Here’s your chance to learn a little more about Canadiens prospect Noah Juulsen. [Sportsnet Video]
  • Victor Mete has the support of the head coach, and Julien wants the young defenceman to stick in Montreal. [Montreal Gazette]
  • At least one projection has Montreal coming out on top of the division for this year. [The Athletic]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Jack Eichel’s new deal just made him the highest paid player in Buffalo Sabres history. [Die by the Blade]
  • BC stand-out Alex Carpenter was awarded the number one spot on The Ice Garden’s Top 25 Under 25 rankings. [The Ice Garden]
  • Calgary Flames goalie Eddie Lack knows exactly how to celebrate National Taco Day:
  • The Hamilton Bulldogs will play host to Canada and Switzerland for a pre-tournament matchup as part of the 2018 World Juniors. [Hamilton Bulldogs]
  • USA Hockey won’t be taking any NHLers to the Olympics in 2018, but they have an impressive pool of NCAA players who might make the trip. [SBN College Hockey]
  • NHL opening night rosters boast 640 American Hockey League grads this year. [AHL]
  • The Winnipeg Jets are hoping to put everything together and improve on last season. [31 Thoughts]
  • Perhaps we should assume that no news is good news for Jarome Iginla. [David Pagnotta]
  • The New Jersey Devils are about to announce a new three-year partnership with the New York Riveters of the NWHL. [NY Times]
  • Toronto’s Leo Komarov made a splash on opening night with a minor penalty for an unusual equipment infraction. [Sportsnet]
  • NHL Central Scouting is looking ahead to 2018 with the release of their first preliminary “Players to Watch” list. [SBN College Hockey]
  • Doc Emrick shared a touching farewell to legendary broadcaster Dave Strader during Opening Night on NBCSN: