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Saturday Habs Headlines: Lars Eller's road to the NHL

Your daily dose of Habs news, including Eller's hard work as a youngster, Brandon Prust finding the the silver lining, Nathan Beaulieu's lack of baseball talent, and more

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Lars Eller's road to the NHL went through legendary Finnish hockey coach Heikki Karvinen, and he considers the skills he picked up under Karvinen's tutelage one of the main reasons he achieved his dream. [Canadiens]
  • Pierre Allard, Montreal's strength and conditioning coach, is about to undertake his third ironman triathlon this weekend. [La Presse]
  • Brandon Prust enjoyed playing for the Habs, but he sees a silver lining in the trade that sent him to Vancouver. [Sportsnet]
  • Former Canadiens defenceman Sergei Gonchar has signed a professional tryout with the Pittsburgh Penguins [Pensburgh]
  • Let's just say it's a good thing that Nathan Beaulieu is a skilled hockey player, because baseball probably wasn't a viable alternative [Twitter]
  • More random pointing from P.K. Subban. [Instagram]
  • Josh Gorges cherished being a member of the Canadiens, but he looks forward to the future with the Buffalo Sabres [Gazette]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • Washington state passed a law that gives WHL teams the legal right to avoid paying players minimum wage [TSN]
  • Roberto Luongo received a signature request from a very loyal fan

  • The Anaheim Ducks have signed forward Carl Hagelin to a four-year deal, with an average annual value of $4M. [Anaheim Calling]
  • There were some rumours that Jacques Lemaire may join the Canadiens' management team, but it turns out he's been hired by the Toronto Maple Leafs as a "special assignment coach". [PPP]