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Thursday Habs Headlines: Carey Price still rated as the toughest goalie by his peers

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Here are your daily links, including results of the NHLPA Player’s Poll, past and future Habs, some of the season’s worst stats, and more.

Montreal Canadiens v Vegas Golden Knights Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Carey Price is the “most difficult to score on” in a landslide, according to the NHLPA’s 2017-18 player poll. [NHLPA]
  • Mike Weaver is still working on the adjustment to life after the NHL. [The Athletic]
  • Habs prospect Jake Evans has been named a finalist for Big 10 defensive forward of the year.
  • There is a fair amount of concern about the lack of improvement for Jonathan Drouin over this season. [TSN 690]
  • With many possible reasons for the rough season, one that stands out is the Habs’ apparent inability to score on the road. [Montreal Gazette]
  • ICYMI: The Habs signed Will Bitten and Michael Pezzetta to ELCs on Wednesday. [EOTP]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • His starter job isn’t in jeopardy, but the Capitals may give Braden Holtby some time on the bench to rediscover his game. [Sportsnet]
  • Ron Francis has a new role as President of Hockey Operations, meaning Tom Dundon and the Hurricanes are now on the hunt for a new GM. [Carolina Hurricanes]
  • He was acquired by the Blackhawks at the trade deadline, but this isn’t the first time Swedish forward Victor Ejdsell has been targeted by Stan Bowman. [Second City Hockey]
  • This hypothetical branding for Seattle’s imminent NHL team should be taken into consideration once the decisions are actually being made. [Justin Cox]