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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Alexander Radulov is even more excited than usual to kick off the post-season

Carey Price answers everything, says nothing, Shea Weber is back on the ice, Radulov feeling like a kid, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Many say the Habs’ chances at winning the Cup are slim, but Serge Savard reminds us that nobody expected Montreal to win in 1986 or 1993. [La Presse]
  • Montreal has what appears to be a significant advantage heading into round one. [RDS]
  • Carey Price is channeling his inner Marshawn Lynch. [CBC Montreal]
  • Price might be the player with the most at stake in the Habs-Rangers series. [RDS]
  • Max Pacioretty is loving it. [Canadiens]
  • Shea Weber is excited to be back on the ice with the team. [Canadiens]
  • Two-time Stanley Cup champion Andrew Shaw is setting his sights on another. [Canadiens]
  • Alexander Radulov feels like a kid on the ice, and looks forward to the playoffs. [Canadiens]
  • Important updates in playoff beard news. [Arpon Basu]
  • In response to grumbling about Alex Galchenyuk’s deployment and linemates, Claude Julien explains his reasoning. [Eric Engels]
  • Julien went on to say he liked what he saw from Galchenyuk in Detroit. [Arpon Basu]
  • Chris Kreider plans to turn up the heat with his physical game. No mention of Carey Price, though. That’s good. [NY Rangers]
  • And his counterpart in Montreal, Brendan Gallagher believes he hasn’t intentionally hit opposing goaltenders, except when he did. [Arpon Basu]
  • Alain Vigneault confirms that both team’s GM’s have agreed not to spy on each other’s practices. [Alain Sanscartier]
  • Scott Cullen predicts the Canadiens will overtake the Rangers in six games, as he takes a look at all the upcoming playoff series’. [TSN]
  • Montreal is all-in for playoff time, even the Trudeau airport has adopted the Habs’ colours. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The regular season is over, time to check in on how former Canadiens did in 2016-17. [Journal de Montréal]
  • Jacob Mattice of the Belleville Bulls had a new mask made for him, including Carey Price. [DAVEArt]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The end of the regular season means change, and the Los Angeles Kings lead the pack by cleaning house. [Sportsnet]
  • The number of Swedish hockey players in the NHL has doubled since the start of the new millennium. [Svenskarna i NHL]
  • Nolan Patrick is still atop many mock draft lists, Craig Button’s is no different. [TSN]
  • The Utah Grizzlies mounted a comeback to stay alive in the ECHL. [Below the Hashmarks]
  • Joe Juneau’s hockey program is being cancelled, a huge loss on and off the ice. [Globe and Mail]