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Friday Habs Headlines: An outlier season for Carey Price

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In today’s links, Carey Price’s annus horribilis should just be an outlier, revisiting Lars Eller’s departure from the Canadiens, and what is the real value of a draft pick that is unlikely to yield a bona fide star player?

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Carey Price’s dismal 2017-18 season was likely an outlier. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Regardless of what Habs fans may be feeling watching Lars Eller rise to the occasion for the Washington Capitals, the problem was never the price Marc Bergevin fetched for the Dane, but rather the price he paid for Andrew Shaw. [La Presse]
  • This offseason, like he has for the last few years, Alexandre Alain will be training with Yanni Gourde and Jonathan Marchessault. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • The Habs will be playing a preseason game next season in Quebec City vs. the Washington Capitals. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Five things we learned in Game 2 between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals. [ESPN]
  • Often maligned or forgotten on the Capitals’ blueline, Brooks Orpik gets his moment in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. [Sportsnet]
  • The NHL is apparently censoring mentions of concussions and their effects from their media productions. [TSN]
  • Looking at Ivan Provorov’s transition game. [Last Word on Hockey]
  • How does draft pick value change if one prioritizes drafting stars above drafting NHLers, since the latter can be acquired through a myriad of other avenues? [Last Word on Hockey]
  • A look back at the disastrous 1999 draft for the Toronto Maple Leafs. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Florence Schelling, the winningest goaltender in women’s hockey history, has announced her retirement. [IIHF]
  • P.K. Subban attended Harvard’s “The Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports” Executive Education program, and made a new friend while doing so. [P.K. Subban]