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Thursday Habs Headlines: Carey Price and Tomas “Tuna” Tatar on top in player poll

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Here are your daily links, including NHLPA player poll results, the numbers backing Carey Price, and more.

Detroit Red Wings v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Carey Price, Tomas Tatar, and Hilary Knight were among those who came out on top in the latest NHLPA Player Poll. [Canadiens]
  • Some of Price’s surface numbers might not the best this season, but his opponents may be basing their evaluation on something deeper. [InGoal Magazine]
  • Habs’ prospect Scott Walford was named one of the WHL’s Second Team All-Stars. [Corey Pronman on Twitter]
  • Congratulations to Karl Alzner and his wife on the birth of their baby boy!

Around the league and elsewhere

  • On their recent visit to the US, the UAE women’s hockey team put on clinics with American Special Hockey Association players. [NHL]
  • After being found in violation of the OHL’s player-recruitment rules, the Niagara IceDogs will be fined and forfeit their first-round pick in the 2021 OHL Priority Selection Draft. [Sportsnet]
  • Brett Connolly will stand by his earlier decision not to join the Washington Capitals on their visit to the White House next week. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
  • Now a member of the Florida Panthers, undrafted defenceman Brady Keeper has become a hero in his hometown of Cross Lake. [TSN]
  • There could be friction in Toronto between the GM and coach, or it could just be another rumour. [31 Thoughts]
  • The Habs might not have quite as many famous fans as the Kings or Rangers, but can any other NHL team say their logo made it into the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies? [Sportsnet]