Wednesday Habs Headlines: Expansion draft rules will keep Marc Bergevin busy this season

Here are your daily links, including Dominik Hasek’s praise for Carey Price, the Canadiens’ challenges ahead of the expansion draft, and more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • With the expansion draft seemingly only months away, the Canadiens will certainly have their work cut out for them if they want to protect some of their key assets. [The Star]
  • The most recent acclaim for Carey Price comes from another noted goaltender, Dominic Hasek, who praises the Montreal netminder as “amazing.” [Sportsnet]
  • Speaking of number 31, he’s got quite the habit of breaking records, regardless of how old they are. [NHL]
  • The Canadiens’ top defensive pairing is currently among the league’s top ten in hits./
  • Shea Weber may have been received with mixed emotions from the Montreal fanbase over the summer, he has since conquered the hearts of the city. It certainly helps when your shot is a weapon of mass destruction. [RDS]
  • Hailing from Airdrie, AB, Canadiennes rookie Brittney Fouracres is the town’s first woman to play pro hockey, and she’s already taken so much away from the early season. [Airdrie Echo]
  • EOTP managing editor Marc Dumont discusses how if he had to pick something to change about the NHL’s league-leading team, it would be to find an offensively savvy second-line centreman, and in the same vein, to let Alex Galchenyuk loose by giving him more ice time. [TSN 690]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • On Tuesday, the league’s 30 GMs met to discuss blindside hits as well as clarification on the rules for the upcoming expansion draft. [ESPN]
  • No longer the player who was shrouded in controversy, recent Hall of Fame inductee Eric Lindros is a man who has finally found peace. [Sportsnet]
  • Former Canadien PK Subban is excited to return to play at the Bell Centre, but admits that he’ll be rather nervous./
  • Should NHL players go to the 2018 Olympics, the IIHF will “come up” with the money to foot the bill. [Sportsnet]
  • Former Canadien and LA King Rogie Vachon met with an old friend before his Hall of Fame induction/

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