Postcard, video, audio from camp

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Today’s video lineup leads off with Michael Cammalleri:

 

Carey Price talks about coping without Andrei Markov:

 

Scott Gomez talks about Brendan Shanahan:

Max Pacioretty talks about reuniting with his linemates:

AUDIO: Brendan Gallagher, David Desharnais, Jacques Martin I and II

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Practice at 10:30.

Goaltenders were out early.

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D Drill: Two gloves on the ice, each 10 m from the red line.

D-men skate backwards, Randy Ladouceur feeds them pucks and they circle around the gloves.

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Forwards drilling on puck control in constrained spaces, moving it between sticks set a metre apart of the ice.

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That’s a relief!

Raitins Ivanans clearned for contact – doubtless his chin to comeone’s fist – at the Calgary camp.

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Yannick Weber skating at forward again today, with Mathieu Darche and Lars Eller.

AK46 with DD and Brendan Gallagher.

Top 6 intact, Bournival, Engqvist and Blunden

D pairings:  Gill-Subban, Gorges-Campoli, Spacek-Diaz, Yemelin-Woywitka, Henry-St-Denis.

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Ryan Kesler will appear nude in ESPN magazine.

The fully-clothed Pierre Lebrun sizes up the Canadiens.

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One from the pressbox:

“What are the defence pairings?”

“P.K. and Gill, Markov and Graham Rynbend.”

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Kevin Allen of USA Today on 10 Players with Someting to Prove.

On Scott Gomez:

When a player is performing at a high level, there’s no better place than Montreal. The hockey atmosphere is indescribable. The city embraces players with family-like affection.

But Gomez understands fully the other side of that relationship. When a player doesn’t live up to expectation, fans in Montreal can be harsh critics. Producing seven goals and 38 points last season, Gomez has been a hot topic for Canadiens fans.

The point total was, by far, the worst of his career, as was his minus 15 rating.

With three seasons remaining on a contract paying him a little more than $7 million a season, Gomez needs a big season to win back fans. He had averaged roughly 62 points a season over his previous four seasons before slumping badly in 2010-11.

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