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Saturday Habs Headlines: Alex Radulov becoming a leader for the Canadiens

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Your daily links, including Radulov’s leadership and chemistry with Galchenyuk, Marc Bergevin’s latest moves paying off, and more

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Alexander Radulov has been impressive so far this season. We knew he was talented, but it’s his leadership which has won hearts of Habs fans early on. [Sportsnet]
  • The chemistry between Radulov and new linemate Alex Galchenyuk is palpable, almost defying odds. [TVA Sports]
  • David Desharnais was a healthy scratch on Thursday, and Marc Bergevin may soon need to solve his lineup of centres. [Journal de Montréal]
  • If and when the Canadiens extend their contract for Carey Price, the former Vezina and Hart trophy winner will command a big raise. Elliotte Friedman shared his thoughts on the process and what the final number may be. [Fanrag Sports]
  • Marc Bergevin has made some great moves and some questionable ones since coming to Montreal, but this past summer’s moves are all paying off so far. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Brian Wilde joined Tony Marinaro to discuss the Habs’ near-perfect game against the Los Angeles Kings and dish some praise to Michel Therrien. [TSN 690]
  • The Habs’ hot play has them appearing in the Friday Four this week. [NHL]
  • Rogie Vachon was welcomed to the Bell Centre on Thursday night and he had a great time in front of two of his former teams. [Journal de Montréal]
  • Don’t miss your chance to buy tickets for December 10th, when Les Canadiennes host the Calgary Inferno at the Bell Centre. [Les Canadiennes]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Connor McDavid was expected to be an offensive force, but he’s proving that he is a valuable two-way forward. [Sportsnet]
  • Jack Han takes a look at failed zone exits with help of the Nashville Predators in the latest installment one-minute tactics. [Twitter]
  • Carolina Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and he will be taking an extended period of time off though he hopes to return to the ice. [NHL]
  • Eric Lindros set the standard for highly skilled big men who followed him, but in his prime he was one of a kind. [NHL]
  • John Davidson is one of many people in the NHL family to be directly affected by cancer, and the executive is a strong advocate for early detection. [NHL]