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Saturday Habs Headlines: Breaking down a bad season for Carey Price

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In today’s links, the stats behind Price’s struggles, players respond to fan comments, Hilary Knights explains her decision to play for Les Canadiennes, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Canadiens’ starting goaltender wasn’t up to his usual standard this year, and there are a few areas where Carey Price’s struggles are most apparent. [RDS | Google Translate]
  • Brett Lernout wasn’t happy with his performance in his first call-up, so he’s hoping to fare much better in his current one. [Canadiens.com]
  • The Canadiens — and their owner — read and react to some of the mean tweets that have been sent their way this season. [YouTube]
  • Ryan Poehling isn’t the first member of his family to be a member of the Canadiens organization. His uncle, Stan Palmer, was selected by the team in the 1977 draft. [Canadiens.com]
  • If you missed it yesterday, EOTP’s Jared Book spoke with newest Les Canadiennes player Hilary Knight. [EOTP]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Tomas Kaberle is helping Tomas Plekanec feel more comfortable in his transition to becoming a Toronto Maple Leafs player. [Pierre LeBrun]
  • Eric Staal now has 36 goals for the Minnesota Wild. It’s been quite a season for the rejuvenated centreman. [NHL.com]
  • The NHL has requested that a concussion expert be removed from its ongoing concussion lawsuit. [TSN]
  • Brad Marchand has been fined for embellishment. [FanRag Sports]
  • Henrik Zetterberg is unhappy with the lack of commitment to the defensive game his young teammates are showing. [TSN]
  • The NHL will host its own eSports tournament this spring. [TSN]
  • The NHLPA has signed on to sponsor the CWHL Awards Show. [CWHL]
  • You may wonder what’s going on when a group of Hutterite women take to the ice wearing their traditional skirts, but once the game begins the attention turns to their hockey skills. [Winnipeg Free Press]