Thursday Habs Headlines: Carey Price still rated as the toughest goalie by his peers

Here are your daily links, including results of the NHLPA Player’s Poll, past and future Habs, some of the season’s worst stats, and more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Carey Price is the “most difficult to score on” in a landslide, according to the NHLPA’s 2017-18 player poll. [NHLPA]
  • Mike Weaver is still working on the adjustment to life after the NHL. [The Athletic]
  • Habs prospect Jake Evans has been named a finalist for Big 10 defensive forward of the year./
  • There is a fair amount of concern about the lack of improvement for Jonathan Drouin over this season. [TSN 690]
  • With many possible reasons for the rough season, one that stands out is the Habs’ apparent inability to score on the road. [Montreal Gazette]
  • ICYMI: The Habs signed Will Bitten and Michael Pezzetta to ELCs on Wednesday. [EOTP]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • His starter job isn’t in jeopardy, but the Capitals may give Braden Holtby some time on the bench to rediscover his game. [Sportsnet]
  • Ron Francis has a new role as President of Hockey Operations, meaning Tom Dundon and the Hurricanes are now on the hunt for a new GM. [Carolina Hurricanes]
  • He was acquired by the Blackhawks at the trade deadline, but this isn’t the first time Swedish forward Victor Ejdsell has been targeted by Stan Bowman. [Second City Hockey]
  • This hypothetical branding for Seattle’s imminent NHL team should be taken into consideration once the decisions are actually being made. [Justin Cox]/

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