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

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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.

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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. [NHL.com]
  • 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]