Wednesday Habs Headlines: Carey Price is rediscovering his form

In today’s links, how Price is restoring elite status, asking whether Shea Weber can follow Zdeno Chara’s path to playing at a high level in his 40s, and what will the NHL’s next TV deal look like?

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Carey Price already has more wins this season than all of last season, and he’s played 11 fewer games. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Can Shea Weber follow Zdeno Chara’s path to beating Father Time? [The Athletic]
  • Despite it occurring perhaps sooner than he would have liked, Tomas Plekanec remains very serene regarding how his NHL career ended. [Journal de Montreal]
  • A look at how this Canadiens forward corps was built. [La Presse]
  • For the Laval Rocket, attendance hasn’t been as high as it was during their inaugural season, but things are trending upward as we enter 2019. [RDS]
  • Former Hab Mario Roberge rescued two elderly women from a fire on January 21 in Quebec City. [Journal de Montreal]
  • 10-year-old Habs Fan Club member Mathilde grills Jonathan Drouin on a variety of subjects. [Montreal Canadiens]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The trade of Jake Muzzin should signal the start of the breakdown of the Los Angeles Kings. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • How does Muzzin fit in with the Toronto Maple Leafs? [Sportsnet]
  • Kendall Coyne-Schofield will serve as an analyst on NBC Sports’ Wednesday Night Hockey this week. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Austin Watson has been suspended indefinitely and has been placed in Stage 2 of the NHL’s Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program. [Sportsnet]
  • Beyond Elias Pettersson: looking at the rest of the contenders for the Calder Trophy. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Analyzing the possibilities of the NHL’s next TV deal. [The Athletic]
  • Robin Lehner opens up about his struggles with alcohol and drugs and his bipolar disorder diagnosis. [The Athletic]
  • The Western Hockey League’s Kootenay ICE will relocate to Winnipeg before the start of the 2019-20 season. [TSN]/

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