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Here are your daily links, including how the addition of a few new blue-liners could impact the Habs’ possession numbers, and a look back at the last decade of Carey Price’s career.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Habs’ new-look defence will determine whether they can continue to control games through puck possession. [NHL]
  • A slew of new faces will attempt to fill the holes left by off-season departures for the Canadiens this coming season. [NHL]
  • Michael McCarron gave back to the community by joining kids at the Bell Centre for some ball hockey yesterday. [Canadiens]
  • Paul Byron and Marc Bergevin took some time to visit the Canadiens Girls Hockey School. [Twitter]
  • Carey Price celebrated his 30th birthday yesterday:
  • As Price enters another decade, take a look back at the milestones of his life and career over the past ten years. [Canadiens]
  • If you’re wondering just how physical Noah Juulsen can play, look no further. [Twitter]
  • Andrew Shaw had the company of many teammates past and present at his wedding this past weekend. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • A couple of Canadians will line-up for the South Korean women’s hockey team at the 2018 Winter Olympics. [CBC]
  • The Edmonton Oilers and forward Leon Draisaitl have agreed to an eight-year contract extension. [CNB]
  • Hayley Wickenheiser is involved in the development of video game technology used to diagnose concussions, and for very personal reasons. [SN]
  • Mile High Hockey’s writers discuss an important off-season for the lowly Colorado Avalanche. [MHH]
  • Celine Dion was spotted sporting a Vegas Golden Knights jersey while cheering on her son in Nevada. [NHL]
  • Simon Orchard, an Australian field hockey player, says that making the move from the life of a pro athlete back to normalcy can be difficult on one’s mental health. [The Guardian]