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Sunday Habs Headlines: The role Carey Price has played in Montreal’s struggles this year

In today’s links, looking at specific areas the play of the Habs’ starter has faltered, Jake Evans sits down for a chat with Josh Gorges, and we’re getting closer to learning Seattle’s nickname.

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Montreal Canadiens v New York Islanders Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens new and notes

  • The areas in which Carey Price has had the biggest negative impact in 2019-20. [Sportsnet]
  • A chat between Josh Gorges and Jake Evans:
  • The Canadiens’ season would have wrapped up last night. According to the Habs’ own simulation in NHL 20, it would have been Brendan Gallagher doing a Ryan Poehling impression with a hat trick to send us into the summer:
  • With their services not needed at the Bell Centre, many of the chefs employed by the team are now helping to provide meals for food banks. []
  • Looking at some of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ worst losses of the season, including the 6-5 shootout loss versus Montreal on October 5. [The Chronicle Herald]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • It sounds like the Seattle NHL franchise may have its nickname. Now it’s just a matter of the timing to make it public. []
  • Yesterday marked two years of sobriety for Robin Lehner:
  • Trusting assistants with critical tasks is a key factor in being a great head coach. [The Athletic]
  • Hospitals didn’t have enough masks to deal with a pandemic, and have been scrambling to increase their stocks. Several hockey players are helping out with donations. []
  • With supplies of protective medical gear not meeting the demand, several companies that normally manufacture hockey equipment turned their attention to the more pressing needs of hospital employees. [Sportsnet]
  • Mikey Reilly has been a nice surprise for the Ottawa Senators this season, doing well in an offensive role. [Silver Seven]