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Friday Habs Headlines: Carey Price extension talks to start soon

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In today’s links, Carey Price contract talks are poised to start, Martin Reway is ready to get back to work, and more praise for Habs prospects at the Memorial Cup

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes:

  • Preliminary talks between Marc Bergevin and Carey Price’s team are poised to begin. [Pierre LeBrun]
  • There seems to be some good news for Martin Reway [Twitter]
  • Canadiens prospects are making waves and headlines at the Memorial Cup. [TSN 690]
  • Steve Ott will not be resigning with the Montreal Canadiens next season, having been named an assistant coach for the St. Louis Blues. [EOTP]
  • The Canadiens have parted ways with long-time assistant athletic therapist Nick Addey-Jibb. [Eric Engels]
  • Larry Robinson is no longer working for the San Jose Sharks. [Conor McKenna | Kevin Kurz]
  • A look at the legacy of Saku Koivu. [RDS]

Around the league and elsewhere:

  • Recently released assistant coach Tim Army believes that Matt Duchene should forget about hockey for a little while. [Sportsnet]
  • Edmonton Oilers RFA Anton Lander has signed with Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL. [TSN]
  • KHL President Dmitry Chernyshenko says that the league’s optimal size is 24 teams (it completed this past season with 29). [KHL.ru]
  • Harnarayan Singh is living the Canadian dream as the voice of Hockey Night in Canada - Punjabi Edition. [Vice Sports]
  • Recent criticism of Jordan Eberle’s practice habits is just another incident in a pattern following Peter Chiarelli-managed teams. [Fanrag Sports]
  • Nashville’s success hasn’t changed Gord Miller’s opinion on P.K. Subban. [TSN 690]
  • Eugene Melnyk thinks that it’s unfair to place the blame on him for the Senators’ attendance woes. [Sportsnet]
  • The Vegas Golden Knights are looking for “high-character” prospects. [TSN]
  • Craig Anderson understands that chances at the Stanley Cup don’t come around that often. [NHL.com]
  • Looking at the top 12 buyout candidates for 2017. [Sportsnet]
  • Are the Nashville Predators really an underdog story? [Down Goes Brown - Vice Sports]
  • The Ducks will be shorthanded on the blue line at the start of next season, as both Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen are facing surgeries with prolonged recovery timelines. [Sportsnet]
  • 12 NHL teams will have altered jerseys for next season. [TVA]
  • Logan Couture is announcing a Charity Casino Night for All-in Brain Research. [AM980 London]
  • How Warren Rychel and Bob Boughner transformed hockey in Windsor. [Sportsnet]