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Sunday Habs Headlines: Carey Price praises Max Pacioretty’s professionalism while dealing with trade rumours

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The netminder is also optimistic about the Habs’ future, and laments that he won’t be able to compete in the Olympics. That and more in today’s links.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Carey Price commented on the professionalism Max Pacioretty has shown by performing well despite the swirling trade speculation. [Sporting News]
  • Price didn’t participate in the NHL All-Star Skills Competition, but he did act as John Tavares’ personal assistant:
  • The goaltender was enjoying the experience of hanging out with the best players in the world, exchanging stories, and hockey sticks. [NHL.com]
  • Jonathan Drouin was ranked ninth in RDS’ voting of the top Quebec-born Québécois players in the NHL. Patrice Bergeron claimed the top spot. [RDS]
  • He hasn’t been able to achieve the same offensive level since returning from the Spengler Cup, but Jake Evans scored his ninth goal of the season yesterday:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • If you missed it, we have all the results from last night’s NHL All-Star Skills Competition. [EOTP]
  • And here’s one unofficial result:
  • While they were enjoying the All-Star festivities, most players in Tampa Bay would rather have been preparing for the Olympics. [Los Angeles Times]
  • Even though the Vancouver Canucks are going to miss the post-season yet again, ticket sales are up on the secondary market. [News 1130]
  • He looked to be the latest big forward to experience a sudden drop-off in his game, but an All-Star-calibre season shows that Eric Staal is still a top player at 33. [Pioneer Press]