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Monday Habs Headlines: Lars Eller is itching to earn more ice time next season

Here are your daily links surrounding the Habs and the rest of the hockey world, including the birth of Jeff Petry's son, Brendan Gallagher's Celebrity Softball Classic, and new details emerging about the allegations against Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane.

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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • The Habs welcomed a new member to their family over the weekend. Congratulations to Jeff Petry and his wife Julie on the birth of their son, Boyd Jackson Petry. [Twitter]
  • Brendan Gallagher will be trading his stick for a bat this week. The Canadiens forward organized his first Celebrity Softball Classic, which is taking place on Wednesday night. Fellow Habs youngsters Nathan Beaulieu and Alex Galchenyuk are expected to be in attendance, along with several other NHL players. [Gazette]
  • Lars Eller is itching to get back on the ice. The 26-year-old spoke to the media at the Rogers Cup over the weekend. He's excited to have Alexander Semin on the team, is ready to fight for his ice time, and isn't the least bit worried about Max Pacioretty's injury; expecting him to be back and healthy for the start of the season. [TVA]
  • Here's a solid look at what the St. John's IceCaps roster might look like this season. [The Telegram]
  • Lastly, Habs prospects Nikita Scherbak and Noah Juulsen go head-to-head the latest edition of The Duel. [YouTube]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Check out another edition of Puck Daddy's awesome A to Z series, this time featuring the Columbus Blue Jackets[Puck Daddy]
  • Adam Gretz examines many players who could fall short of expectations this season, including New York Rangers star Rick Nash and Vancouver Canucks forward Brandon Sutter[CBS Sports]
  • With a new head coach in Peter DeBoer, and the addition of goaltender Martin Jones, the San Jose Sharks are hoping they can turn things around this season. Here's an in-depth look at the revamped Sharks in the 30 for 30 series. [NHL]
  • Lastly, NHL top prospect Auston Matthews made an interesting decision over the weekend, electing to forgo a year in junior to play in Switzerland this season. [Sportsnet]