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Wednesday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens don’t know how to maximize Caufield’s talent

In today’s links, discussing Cole Caufield’s presence in Laval, Carey Price’s potential return, and “hockey culture” under the microscope.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Cole Caufield’s demotion to the AHL is yet another sign that the Canadiens hyper-focus on eliminating their prospects’ weaknesses rather than leveraging their strengths to elevate their game. [Dobber Prospects]
  • With a little encouragement from Corey Perry, Caufield is eager to get to work in Laval. [La Presse]
  • Carey Price is scheduled to exit the NHL/NHLPA players assistance program on November 6, says Dominique Ducharme. [TSN]
  • Stu Cowan looks back to the early 1940s, the last time that the Canadiens had a start this bad. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Kaiden Guhle is hoping to translate his taste of the pro hockey experience into a better World Juniors. [CHL]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • “Parents are screaming and fighting, screaming at kids. Kids are screaming at parents. It’s coming, almost, to blows...” Bryce Salvador on battling the “toxic environment” of youth hockey. [The Athletic]
  • Bill Guerin and the Penguins ownership group are facing lawsuit over an alleged sexual assault by a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins assistant coach. [TSN]
  • Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff wishes that he had done more to help Kyle Beach in 2010. [Sportsnet]
  • Duncan Keith now regrets not participating in the investigation into how the Chicago Blackhawks responded to Beach’s sexual assault allegations in 2010. [Sportsnet]
  • The IIHF confirms that China will compete in the Olympic men’s hockey tournament as the host nation. [The Hockey News]
  • Ten hockey jerseys that need to return. [The Hockey News]