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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Carey Price looks to rebound after a tough season

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Here are the daily links, including Price’s offseason outlook, another Habs defenceman to the KHL, and what the Canadiens could do with the third overall pick.

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Montreal News and Notes:

  • Carey Price looks to re-focus and use the off-season to prepare for the 2018-19 campaign [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Options opened up for the Canadiens after landing the third overall pick in the NHL Draft, as it could be a coveted trade asset. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Rinat Valiev, acquired in the Tomas Plekanec trade, is reportedly heading to the KHL next season, joining several Russian players:

Around the League and elsewhere:

  • There were a couple of shakeups in front offices around the NHL, starting with the Carolina Hurricanes terminating the contract of GM Ron Francis. [Sportsnet]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs announced that Lou Lamoriello will not return as General Manager next season. [theScore]
  • EOTP’s own Patrik Bexell joined WRG 550 Buffalo radio to talk about Rasmus Dahlin, and what he could bring to the team that selects him [WGR 550]
  • The Nashville Predators’ catfish throw has become a staple in the NHL playoffs, and we get a little insight into how these fish actually make it onto the ice. [ESPN]
  • Harrison Browne, the first transgender professional hockey player has retired from the NWHL in order to take the next steps in his physical transition. [The Athletic | The Ice Garden]
  • Team Canada has named Connor McDavid as captain for this year’s World Hockey Championship. [theScore]
  • More content coming from your fellow EOTP writers, as Julian McKenzie had Arpon Basu of The Athletic on his podcast.
  • Garret Sparks of the Toronto Marlies makes an unbelievable (and gutsy) save with his bare hand.