Friday Habs Headlines: Carey Price extension talks to start soon

In today’s links, Carey Price contract talks are poised to start, Martin Reway is ready to get back to work, and more praise for Habs prospects at the Memorial Cup

Montreal Canadiens news and notes:

  • Preliminary talks between Marc Bergevin and Carey Price’s team are poised to begin. [Pierre LeBrun]/
  • There seems to be some good news for Martin Reway [Twitter]/
  • Canadiens prospects are making waves and headlines at the Memorial Cup. [TSN 690]
  • Steve Ott will not be resigning with the Montreal Canadiens next season, having been named an assistant coach for the St. Louis Blues. [EOTP]
  • The Canadiens have parted ways with long-time assistant athletic therapist Nick Addey-Jibb. [Eric Engels]
  • Larry Robinson is no longer working for the San Jose Sharks. [Conor McKenna | Kevin Kurz]/
  • A look at the legacy of Saku Koivu. [RDS]/

Around the league and elsewhere:

  • Recently released assistant coach Tim Army believes that Matt Duchene should forget about hockey for a little while. [Sportsnet]
  • Edmonton Oilers RFA Anton Lander has signed with Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL. [TSN]
  • KHL President Dmitry Chernyshenko says that the league’s optimal size is 24 teams (it completed this past season with 29). []
  • Harnarayan Singh is living the Canadian dream as the voice of Hockey Night in Canada - Punjabi Edition. [Vice Sports]
  • Recent criticism of Jordan Eberle’s practice habits is just another incident in a pattern following Peter Chiarelli-managed teams. [Fanrag Sports]
  • Nashville’s success hasn’t changed Gord Miller’s opinion on P.K. Subban. [TSN 690]
  • Eugene Melnyk thinks that it’s unfair to place the blame on him for the Senators’ attendance woes. [Sportsnet]
  • The Vegas Golden Knights are looking for “high-character” prospects. [TSN]
  • Craig Anderson understands that chances at the Stanley Cup don’t come around that often. []
  • Looking at the top 12 buyout candidates for 2017. [Sportsnet]
  • Are the Nashville Predators really an underdog story? [Down Goes Brown - Vice Sports]
  • The Ducks will be shorthanded on the blue line at the start of next season, as both Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen are facing surgeries with prolonged recovery timelines. [Sportsnet]
  • 12 NHL teams will have altered jerseys for next season. [TVA]
  • Logan Couture is announcing a Charity Casino Night for All-in Brain Research. [AM980 London]/
  • How Warren Rychel and Bob Boughner transformed hockey in Windsor. [Sportsnet]/

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