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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Carey Price says his playing career is probably over

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • ‘Barring a miracle,’ Carey Price says he has played his last game. [CBC (Video) | Montreal Gazette | La Presse]
  • The Canadiens’ young core will be counted on to take ownership of the franchise’s success. [The Athletic]
  • Last season, Kirby Dach became the poster boy for the Canadiens’ rebuilding plan. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Ten prospects who are under the magnifying glass at this year’s rookie tournament. [La Presse]
  • Four things that have to go right for the Canadiens to make the playoffs this year. [Daily Hive]
  • Petteri Nurmi is off to a solid start as the Liiga season gets under way.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Which bad NHL teams are best positioned to win the No. 1 pick in 2024? [The Athletic]
  • Head coach Mike Babcock denies allegations that he scrolled Columbus Blue Jackets players’ personal phones and photos. [The Athletic | Sportsnet]
  • A prospects viewing guide for every major league and country for this upcoming season. [The Athletic]
  • Bo Horvat is confident that Quinn Hughes can handle the heavy burden of the Vancouver Canucks’ captaincy. [Sportsnet]
  • The Boston Bruins unveiled a list of the 100 most legendary players in franchise history on Tuesday, dubbed the “Historic 100,” in advance of the team’s 100th season. [TSN]
  • The NHL and CHL will make a special exception for Shane Wright, allowing him to play in the AHL if he doesn’t make the Seattle Kraken roster. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • The NHL and NHLPA are still planning to host a World Cup in February 2025, though the sides have scaled back what they think they can do given the timeframe and uncertainty regarding Russian players. [TSN]
  • The Winnipeg Jets have named Adam Lowry team captain. [TSN]
  • Left winger Tomas Tatar has signed a one-year, $1.5-million contract with the Colorado Avalanche. [Daily Faceoff]
  • The hockey world is taking notice of 16-year-old Chloe Primerano, who recently held her own at the Vancouver Giants’ training camp and put up points in an intrasquad game. [The Hockey News]
  • Western University has hired an outside lawyer to investigate multiple allegations of misconduct within its women’s hockey program. [TSN]
  • The NHL is aiming to nurture a surprisingly strong hockey fanbase in Australia. [Forbes]

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