Friday Habs Headlines: Braden Holtby thinks Carey Price should start for Team Canada

Here are your daily links, including Braden Holtby’s thoughts on who should start for Canada at the World Cup, and the relationship between Andrei Markov and Sergei Berezin.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Vezina Trophy winner Braden Holtby threw his support behind Carey Price to be Canada’s starting goaltender at the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. [WP]
  • Sergei Berezin did not spend a long time with the Canadiens staff, but he has continued serving as Andrei Markov’s personal trainer, helping him bounce back from several surgeries. []
  • After suffering a stroke earlier this year, Jacques Demers was able to celebrate his 72nd birthday at home on Thursday. [RDS]
  • In case you missed it, Shea Weber has been named an alternate captain for Team Canada at the World Cup. Meanwhile, the Canadiens named Eric Crawford as Director of Pro Scouting. [EOTP | Weber | Crawford]
  • Alex Galchenyuk took some time out to pose for selfies with participants of the Canadiens Girls Hockey School. [Twitter]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • While the Habs will be hoping to return to the playoffs this season, which teams who qualified last year might miss out? [SN]
  • The Arizona Coyotes acquired forwards Dave Bolland and Lawson Crouse from the Florida Panthers in return for two draft picks. [FFH]
  • Jared Bednar has been hired as the head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, replacing Patrick Roy. [MHH]
  • Bill Foley and his Las Vegas expansion franchise are reportedly close to deciding on what their name will be. [Puck Daddy]/

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