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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Canadiens teammates react to Shea Weber’s new captaincy

In today’s links, veterans are quite happy with their new designated leader, Price still fine-tuning his game, and the Washington Capitals’ Stanley Cup rings are unveiled.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Teammates expressed their support for the decision to name Shea Weber captain. []
  • Weber was the “obvious choice” to wear the C, his GM says. [Sporting News]
  • He is not just a team captain, but a father figure for even the veteran players on the club. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Paul Byron shared some insight into why Weber was a good candidate for the captaincy:
  • Carey Price is steadily getting comfortable in the goaltending position again. [John Lu]
  • Five key points for the Canadiens’ 2018-19 season. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Individual tickets are now available to watch a whole gaggle of Olympians play for Montreal in the CWHL. [Les Canadiennes]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • A year after the shootings in Vegas, the city is still recovering — but it is also strong. [Knights On Ice]
  • Corey Crawford has finally been medically cleared. [Second City Hockey]
  • With Dustin Brown out indefinitely, the Kings are short on wingers. [Jewels From the Crown]
  • Luleå and the Metropolitan Riveters competed in the Champions Cup on the weekend. These were the top takeaways from the international women’s hockey friendly. [The Ice Garden]
  • The beard is no more:
  • And soon to be decked out in diamonds, rubies, and sapphires. [Washington Post]