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Thursday Habs Links: Nikita Scherbak's courageous journey to Canada

Here are your daily links, including the interview between Marc Bergevin and Bob McKenzie, Nikita Scherbak's tremendous courage, more captain talk, Puck Daddy's assessment of the Habs through Emoji's, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • The Canadiens are rolling out a huge new project for fans called Club 1909. [Canadiens]
  • Marc Antoine Godin of La Presse describes the courage it took for Nikita Scherbak to come to Canada not knowing a soul or the language. [La Presse] (French)
  • Trevor Linden hinted that the Habs may be joining the Canucks at the Young Stars Classic next year, as a tune-up to their main camp. [Pentitcton News]
  • In case you missed it, Marc Bergevin sat down with Bob McKenzie earlier for a near seventeen minute interview. They talked about everything from PK Subban's contract, the goaltending situation, Alex Galchenyuk moving to center, the captaincy situation, and Bergevin's clown-like wardrobe, among other things.  See the entire interview right here. [TSN]
  • The Montreal Canadiens will be just fine without a captain this year. Do you agree? [National Post]
  • Puck Daddy gives us a hilarious and informative take on the Habs upcoming season through the power of Emoji's. [Yahoo]
  • Bruce Peter's last article with us at EOTP is about another farewell, a farewell to Saku Koivu. [EOTP]
  • Take a look at the preseason rumblings of all seven Canadian teams, including the Habs. [Globe and Mail]

Around the NHL

  • Former Habs draft pick Brady Vail was invited to the Maple Leafs training camp. [Windsor Star]
  • Seth Jones is living with a very attractive woman, his mommy. [NHL]
  • There is a big fight brewing in Columbus, and it's not good for the Blue Jackets. GM Jarmo Kekalainen and Kurt Overhardt, the agent for Ryan Johansen are feuding openly now. This looks to be a far worse situation than the one that was going down in 2012 for the Habs. [CBS]
  • It looks like the Bruins are really swinging for the fences at forward trying to replace Jarome Iginla with former Flyers. Simon Gagne, who didn't play at all last year due to injury, and Ville Leino, a recent victim of a compliance buyout by the Sabres this offseason will be attending the Bruins training camp on a tryout basis. [NHL]
  • With the good news coming yesterday for Red Wings fans in the signing of Danny Dekeyser, the bad news must come today. Detroit's leading scorer from last year, Daniel Alfredsson, will not be at training camp due to injury. Will this spell retirement for the future Hall of Famer? [USA Today]
  • See what Pittsburgh Penguins star defender and Montreal native Kris Letang had to say about his return to the ice. Letang was sidelined last year for the last half of the season and the playoffs after having a stroke. At such a young age Letang has developed a reputation as an injury risk, but when he's on the ice there are not too many better than he is on the blueline. [Post Gazette]