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Friday Habs Headlines: Support rolls in for Carey Price

In today’s links, what Carey Price’s decision means for himself, for fellow athletes, and for youngsters who look up to the Canadiens netminder. Also, addressing hockey’s sleep problem and early predictions for the upcoming season.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • ICYMI: Carey Price has voluntarily entered the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program. [CBC | ESPN]
  • Price is showing both humanity and courage by his actions. [Sportsnet]
  • The taboos surrounding mental health for athletes are breaking. [Radio-Canada]
  • First and foremost, Price is a human being. And so his entry into the NHL’s player assistance program is a human being story, not a hockey story. [The Hockey News]
  • Stephane Waite checked in with his former protege after the news broke. [RDS]
  • The news hit the rest of the team hard, says Dominique Ducharme. [TSN (Video)]
  • How can the Habs move forward with Price out of the lineup for at least a month? [TSN (Video)]
  • The Canadiens will not discuss Marc Bergevin’s contract situation until after this season—the last on the general manager’s current deal. [TSN]
  • Price’s news is the latest misfortune to strike the Canadiens this offseason. [La Presse]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Hockey has a sleep balance problem. How can it address and fix it? [Sportsnet]
  • New agent Pat Brisson gives the latest on Jack Eichel. [Sportsnet]
  • The top 100 players to watch in the NCAA. [The Hockey News]
  • Predicting one player on each team who will end up on a different roster at season’s end. [The Athletic]
  • Streaks, spoilers, and other suggested New Season’s Resolutions. [Down Goes Brown]
  • An interview with OHL commissioner David Branch about the return of the OHL. [London Free Press]
  • The creation of the Seattle Kraken is having a positive ripple effect on the four WHL teams in Washington State. [WHL]