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Thursday Habs Headlines: Carey Price will be starting the new season with confidence

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Here are your daily links, including Carey Price bouncing back, Nicolas Deslauriers making the most of family time, more rumours about Erik Karlsson, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • With his worst season behind him, Carey Price is confident he’ll start off his new contract much stronger. [Canadiens]
  • Nicolas Deslauriers recently shared some adorable photos of his daughter practising nail art on dad:
  • He’s happy with his current position back home in Finland, but Saku Koivu won’t rule out a possible future return to the NHL (and maybe even Montreal). [The Athletic]
  • For more with Koivu, also check out his conversation with EOTP’s own Patrik Bexell. [SoundCloud]
  • The newest Hab, Hunter Shinkaruk, has a message for the fans. [Instagram]
  • In memory of a hockey legend...

Around the league and elsewhere

  • While it’s been rumoured for months that Erik Karlsson will end up somewhere new, Vancouver wasn’t topping any lists until just recently. [Sportsnet]
  • The Flyers might start the season with a handicap, as Sean Couturier has reportedly re-injured the same knee he hurt during the playoffs. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • Brandon Davidson is holding out for more than just a PTO, which is what the Oilers offered. [Sportsnet]
  • Petey Pablo’s “Raise Up” received the most votes as the Hurricanes’ new goal song. [Canes Country]
  • Even though William Nylander’s new contract hasn’t been worked out yet, Kyle Dubas has every intention of keeping him in Toronto. [Sportsnet]
  • The Jets should hope that Josh Morrissey’s contract talks don’t go the way of Jacob Trouba, since starting the season without him could leave them weak on the blue line. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • T25U25 around the league: Winging it in Motown (#15: Givani Smith), Die by the Blade (#6: Linus Ullmark), Silver Seven (#13: Jacob Bernard-Docker), Broad Street Hockey (#8: Oskar Lindblom), Lighthouse Hockey (#7: Devon Toews), The Cannon (#10: Joonas Korpisalo), Pension Plan Puppets (#9: Connor Brown)