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Saturday Habs Headlines: Nikita Scherbak has eyes firmly set on reaching the NHL

Here are your daily links, including Nikita Scherbak's hope of making the next step in his career, concerning trends on the Canadiens' blue-line, and Stephane Waite on Price's recovery.

St. John's IceCaps / Colin Peddle

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • After a year of adjustment to the professional game in the AHL last season, Nikita Scherbak believes he is much closer to the NHL than he was a year ago. []
  • There are a few areas where the Canadiens clearly need work, and one such is defending their own blue-line as the club allows opposing forwards to challenge Carey Price far too easily. [RDS]
  • Stephane Waite had more good things to say about Price's recovery, stating that he has impressed everybody and there is no risk of aggravating the same injury. [TVA]
  • There has been a fair share of doom and gloom surrounding the Canadiens over the past month or so, but maybe it's time we all lighten up a little. [Montreal Gazette]
  • A couple of Habs hopefuls took to Instagram yesterday - Scherbak to look back on his first year in North America, and Mikhail Sergachev to show off some of his summer training. [Instagram | ScherbakSergachev]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Murray Craven is a veteran of over one thousand NHL games, and is now helping to shape the first ever professional sports team in Las Vegas. [Puck Daddy]
  • Max Domi hopes to help a young Arizona Coyotes team get over the hump and back into the playoffs in the 2016-17 season. [TSN]
  • The AHL's Milwaukee Admirals are celebrating the 2016 presidential race in the best way sports teams know how - with hockey-playing bobble heads. [Eye on Hockey]
  • Fans of the Blue Jays and of EA Sports' NHL franchise will appreciate a new goal celebration being added to the 2017 edition of the game - Jose Bautista's infamous bat flip. [Puck Daddy]