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Wednesday Habs Headlines: No rush for Carey Price?

In today’s links, wondering what Price’s timetable now looks like without the Olympics, NHLers speak out about not going to Beijing, and looking back at 2021.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Carey Price’s return to the Canadiens remains uncertain. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Juraj Slafkovsky and Simon Nemec could both go in the top 15 of an NHL Entry Draft. Could one of the two be the next star for the Canadiens? [Journal de Montreal]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Andrew Mangiapane is taking a diplomatic approach to his Olympic dreams being dashed. [Sportsnet]
  • Brad Marchand is not happy about the National Hockey League’s decision to pull out of February’s Beijing Olympics. [TSN]
  • Jim Rutherford keeps diversity at the front of his mind as he rebuilds the Vancouver Canucks front office. [Sportsnet]
  • Stricter public health rules in Canada are complicating the NHL’s attempts to push through the pandemic. [AP]
  • The top 10 moments for Canadians at the Winter Olympics, starting with “Iggy!” [La Presse]
  • Team USA forfeited a World Juniors group stage game due to mandatory quarantine stemming from two positive COVID-19 tests. [ESPN]
  • Bell Media cuts, Sportsnet uncertainty and waves of change: The 10 biggest Canadian sports media stories of 2021. [The Athletic]