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Thursday Habs Headlines: How Carey got his groove back

Here are your daily links, including a look at how Carey Price’s improved play helps the team, strong words from Paul Byron’s agent, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Carey Price’s upswing has come at the perfect time for the Habs. [Sportsnet]
  • It takes a team effort to improve as much as the Canadiens have this season. [Canadiens]
  • There’s more to Jonathan Drouin than meets the eye (test), but expectations should remain realistic. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Paul Byron’s agent weighed in emphatically on the forward’s fight with MacKenzie Weegar last night. [The Athletic]
  • Geoff Molson provided some in-depth answers to a couple of fan questions, including the potential of Ryan Poehling. [Canadiens]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Tampa Bay Lightning are a textbook example of how teams can rise to the top with elite passing in the offensive zone. [The Coaches Site]
  • Keith Primeau’s multiple concussions took him out of the game and left him in poor health for several years, but he is excited to see his children excel on the ice. [The Athletic]
  • Feeling supported by both his team and his family has helped one Junior Sharks player be true to himself:
  • Devan Dubnyk’s surprise decision to leave his net in the middle of a game was both brilliant and baffling, and didn’t have quite the outcome he had clearly hoped for. [Sportsnet]
  • Elite players in the NHL can’t just wait around for the puck to find them, and Justin Bourne explains how a player like John Tavares can score four goals in a game even while the opposing team is focused on trying to stop him. [The Athletic]