Thursday Habs Headlines: Carey Price holds his own as the best of the best

Here are your daily links, including Price’s domination, high hopes for Victor Mete, projections for the new season, and more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Carey Price didn’t just make this list of top NHL goalies—he ran away with the #1 spot. [Sportsnet]
  • Claude Julien wants this season to be a fresh start for Alex Galchenyuk. [TSN 690]
  • As we begin the regular season, take a look at some of the most intriguing storylines from training camp. [Journal Métro]
  • Victor Mete and Charles Hudon want to prove they’re in Montreal to stay. [Canadiens]
  • All 31 NHL teams received their very own #emoji from Twitter to celebrate the start of the 2017-18 season:/
  • Former Habs defenceman Nathan Beaulieu is ready to prove it was a mistake to trade him away. [The Athletic]
  • Here’s your chance to learn a little more about Canadiens prospect Noah Juulsen. [Sportsnet Video]
  • Victor Mete has the support of the head coach, and Julien wants the young defenceman to stick in Montreal. [Montreal Gazette]
  • At least one projection has Montreal coming out on top of the division for this year. [The Athletic]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Jack Eichel’s new deal just made him the highest paid player in Buffalo Sabres history. [Die by the Blade]
  • BC stand-out Alex Carpenter was awarded the number one spot on The Ice Garden’s Top 25 Under 25 rankings. [The Ice Garden]
  • Calgary Flames goalie Eddie Lack knows exactly how to celebrate National Taco Day:/
  • The Hamilton Bulldogs will play host to Canada and Switzerland for a pre-tournament matchup as part of the 2018 World Juniors. [Hamilton Bulldogs]
  • USA Hockey won’t be taking any NHLers to the Olympics in 2018, but they have an impressive pool of NCAA players who might make the trip. [SBN College Hockey]
  • NHL opening night rosters boast 640 American Hockey League grads this year. [AHL]
  • The Winnipeg Jets are hoping to put everything together and improve on last season. [31 Thoughts]
  • Perhaps we should assume that no news is good news for Jarome Iginla. [David Pagnotta]
  • The New Jersey Devils are about to announce a new three-year partnership with the New York Riveters of the NWHL. [NY Times]
  • Toronto’s Leo Komarov made a splash on opening night with a minor penalty for an unusual equipment infraction. [Sportsnet]
  • NHL Central Scouting is looking ahead to 2018 with the release of their first preliminary “Players to Watch” list. [SBN College Hockey]
  • Doc Emrick shared a touching farewell to legendary broadcaster Dave Strader during Opening Night on NBCSN:/

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