Sunday Habs Headlines: Carey Price praises Max Pacioretty’s professionalism while dealing with trade rumours

The netminder is also optimistic about the Habs’ future, and laments that he won’t be able to compete in the Olympics. That and more in today’s links.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Carey Price commented on the professionalism Max Pacioretty has shown by performing well despite the swirling trade speculation. [Sporting News]
  • Price didn’t participate in the NHL All-Star Skills Competition, but he did act as John Tavares’ personal assistant:/
  • The goaltender was enjoying the experience of hanging out with the best players in the world, exchanging stories, and hockey sticks. []
  • Jonathan Drouin was ranked ninth in RDS’ voting of the top Quebec-born Québécois players in the NHL. Patrice Bergeron claimed the top spot. [RDS]
  • He hasn’t been able to achieve the same offensive level since returning from the Spengler Cup, but Jake Evans scored his ninth goal of the season yesterday:/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • If you missed it, we have all the results from last night’s NHL All-Star Skills Competition. [EOTP]
  • And here’s one unofficial result:/
  • While they were enjoying the All-Star festivities, most players in Tampa Bay would rather have been preparing for the Olympics. [Los Angeles Times]
  • Even though the Vancouver Canucks are going to miss the post-season yet again, ticket sales are up on the secondary market. [News 1130]
  • He looked to be the latest big forward to experience a sudden drop-off in his game, but an All-Star-calibre season shows that Eric Staal is still a top player at 33. [Pioneer Press]/

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