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Wednesday Habs Headlines: A poker game with Price?

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In today’s links, the pros and cons of Carey Price being selected by Seattle, introducing the new coach of the Laval Rocket, and heading closer to the expansion draft.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Is exposing Carey Price to Seattle merely a bluff? [La Presse | The Athletic]
  • The Seattle Kraken face a bigger risk with Price than the Canadiens, says Stu Cowan. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Eric Engels says that Phillip Danault is “highly unlikely” to return to the Habs. [Sportsnet]
  • Jean-François Houle’s route to the Laval Rocket head coach position hasn’t always been forward. [RDS]
  • “The Rocket will be fast and relentless”, says the new bench boss. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Are the Canadiens interested in Mike Hoffman? [RDS]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • “All I wanted was a heartfelt apology”: The woman who was victimized by NHL Draft prospect Logan Mailloux speaks out. [The Athletic]
  • A chip on his shoulder: Vladimir Tarasenko’s doctor says disgruntled Blues star is healthy and motivated. [The Athletic]
  • Another day, another mock expansion draft. [ESPN | RDS | The Athletic]
  • Yannick Weber retires from the NHL after 13 seasons, but will continue his career in Switzerland. [NHL.com]
  • A study says the NHLer with the most negative impressions on social media is Tom Wilson. [The Hockey News]
  • Reliving the Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft with then-GM George McPhee. [The Hockey News]
  • The OHL will demand that players, staff, and billet families be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. [TSN]
  • The schedule for the 2021-22 season will be released on Thursday, although Olympic participation is not confirmed yet. [TSN]
  • The Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA) and a pain management researcher in Montreal have received funding to study the use of painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs in amateur and professional sports. [TSN]