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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Carey Price is disappointed with NHL not going to the Olympics

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Your daily links including reaction to the NHL’s decision to decline Olympic participation, what inspires Carey Price, a new member of the Habs organization, and more

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • A rare look inside the life of Carey Price, and why his mother inspires him and how fatherhood affected him. [ESPN]
  • Price was also not pleased with the NHL’s decision to not go to the 2018 Olympics, thinking of the younger players:
  • The Canadiens clinched the Atlantic Division and set up a first-round date against the Rangers. [EOTP]
  • The Laval Rocket have unveiled their new mascot, Cosmo:

Bienvenue à Cosmo! Nouveau membre du Rocket! Welcome Cosmo! New member of the Rocket! #GoRocket

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  • The chance to play in Laval next season was a major factor in Julien Brouillette’s decision to join the Canadiens’ AHL affiliate. [TVA Sports]
  • Our sister collegiate hockey site has released its complete list of the top 100 NHL prospects playing in the NCAA, with Jake Evans making an appearance at #78. [SB Nation College Hockey]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • With the National Hockey League choosing to not participate in the Olympics, statements rolled in from different parties:

[NHL/IOC]

[NHLPA]

[NBC Sports]

  • Ron Hextall has been named the general manager of Team Canada for the upcoming World Championship, and he will get help from a couple of members of the Canadiens organization. [Hockey Canada]
  • After having his career threatened by a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, Brian Bickell is back with an NHL team. [Canes Country]
  • After it was made public that Kunlun was hoping to have its women’s team play in the CWHL to help with their development, the KHL club wants its under-18 team to operate in Boston:
  • A game between the Netherlands and Great Britain in the IIHF’s Women’s Division II was followed up with a marriage proposal between two players on opposing teams. [The Ice Garden]