Saturday Habs Headlines: Breaking down a bad season for Carey Price

In today’s links, the stats behind Price’s struggles, players respond to fan comments, Hilary Knights explains her decision to play for Les Canadiennes, and more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Canadiens’ starting goaltender wasn’t up to his usual standard this year, and there are a few areas where Carey Price’s struggles are most apparent. [RDS | Google Translate]
  • Brett Lernout wasn’t happy with his performance in his first call-up, so he’s hoping to fare much better in his current one. []
  • The Canadiens — and their owner — read and react to some of the mean tweets that have been sent their way this season. [YouTube]
  • Ryan Poehling isn’t the first member of his family to be a member of the Canadiens organization. His uncle, Stan Palmer, was selected by the team in the 1977 draft. []
  • If you missed it yesterday, EOTP’s Jared Book spoke with newest Les Canadiennes player Hilary Knight. [EOTP]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Tomas Kaberle is helping Tomas Plekanec feel more comfortable in his transition to becoming a Toronto Maple Leafs player. [Pierre LeBrun]
  • Eric Staal now has 36 goals for the Minnesota Wild. It’s been quite a season for the rejuvenated centreman. []
  • The NHL has requested that a concussion expert be removed from its ongoing concussion lawsuit. [TSN]
  • Brad Marchand has been fined for embellishment. [FanRag Sports]
  • Henrik Zetterberg is unhappy with the lack of commitment to the defensive game his young teammates are showing. [TSN]
  • The NHL will host its own eSports tournament this spring. [TSN]
  • The NHLPA has signed on to sponsor the CWHL Awards Show. [CWHL]
  • You may wonder what’s going on when a group of Hutterite women take to the ice wearing their traditional skirts, but once the game begins the attention turns to their hockey skills. [Winnipeg Free Press]/

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