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Thursday Habs Headlines: Carey Price gets a backup

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In today’s links, Jake Allen joins the Canadiens, the impact firing his agent might have on Domi’s next move, the Pens have a new head coach, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Have you heard? Carey Price has a backup! [EOTP]
  • And he seems up to the challenge
  • Jake Allen was traded on Wednesday to clear up salary cap space for the St. Louis Blues this summer. [Yahoo Sports]
  • And it seems like a win-win situation for both teams. [Sportsnet]
  • What do we know about this guy anyway? Five facts about the Habs new goaltender. [NHL]
  • So, what does Jake think about it all? [NHL]
  • Max Domi has reportedly fired his agent. What impact will that have on his time with Montreal? [Last Word on Hockey]
  • The Canadiens are in need of a skilled top-four, left-side defenseman. Domi could be packaged with one of the Habs 14 picks to fill that need. [Bleacher Report]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • A little over a week after being fired as head coach by the Washington Capitals, Todd Reirden has been scooped up by the Pittsburgh Penguins. [Sportsnet]
  • Bill Zito beat out at least 24 others for job of the Florida Panthers GM. [CBC]
  • Peter Smith, who guided the McGill Martlets to four national titles and helped Canada capture Olympic gold medal has stepped down after 20 seasons as head coach of the Martlets. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Just because...