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Friday Habs Headlines: Can Carey Price become elite again?

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In today’s links, breaking down Price’s performance this season, wondering what’s wrong with the power play, and revisiting the Jones-Johansen trade.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Analyzing Carey Price’s save percentage: can he become elite again? [Sportsnet]
  • The Canadiens are no longer a leadership black hole. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Andrew Shaw is missed by the Habs. [Radio-Canada]
  • What is wrong with the power play? [RDS]
  • “I didn’t see it coming,” says David Schlemko about his demotion to the Laval Rocket. [RDS]
  • Cale Fleury is the epitome of calmness on the ice. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • EOTP’s David St-Louis hosted a Reddit AMA recently. [Reddit]
  • Joni Ikonen is slated to return to the lineup as early as next week, says KalPa Kuopio head coach Sami Kapanen. [Patrik Bexell]
  • Support a good cause and maybe win some nice stuff at a Canadiens alumni game in Montreal this Saturday. [AL Sports]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Seattle will host an All Star Game and an NHL Entry Draft fairly soon after its entrance into the league, says Gary Bettman. [TSN]
  • After an unknown incident, the Columbus Blue Jackets did not have Sergei Bobrovsky in their lineup Thursday night, citing that the goaltender “failed to meet” expectations and values. [TSN]
  • If it wasn’t clear before, the New York Rangers are now fully committed to their rebuild. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • The Cannon and On the Forecheck sat down with each other to talk about the Seth Jones-Ryan Johansen trade, three years after it happened. [Part I|Part II]
  • Filip Forsberg is the most irreplaceable skater on the Nashville Predators. [A to Z Sports Nashville]
  • Hockey players, their well-exercised glutes, and the struggle to find jeans that fit. [ESPN]
  • Frustration is boiling over for Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche as they continue to slide. [Mile High Hockey|TSN]
  • Brandon Pirri is continuing to prove that he can produce offensively. [TSN]
  • Maxime Comtois publically responds to the cyber-bullying he received following Canada’s defeat at the World Junior Hockey Championships for the first time. [TSN]