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Saturday Habs Headlines: Patrick Roy availability means mounting pressure for Michel Therrien

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Here are your daily links, including more pressure on Michel Therrien to find success with a potential replacement in the wings, and Alexander Radulov’s visa issues leaving him to train in Moscow.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Whether or not he would even be an improvement to Michel Therrien, the new “free agent” status of Patrick Roy piles even more pressure on the Canadiens coach. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Sean McIndoe investigates whether a return to Montreal would make sense for Roy and the Canadiens in his weekly grab bag. [Vice Sports]
  • Alex Semin professed his belief that Alexander Radulov will have little trouble finding success with the Habs, but also commented on what went wrong during his stint in Montreal. [TVA Sports]
  • Radulov, meanwhile, will have to practice back in Moscow as he cannot join the Canadiens until issues with his work visa are sorted out. [TVA Sports]
  • Brendan Gallagher took to Twitter to show his support for Rosie MacLennan, who took home Canada’s second gold medal of the 2016 Olympics on Friday. [Twitter]
  • Les Canadiennes will roll into Saint-Georges in November to take on the Boston Blades. [Twitter]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • It wasn’t just fans who were shocked by Patrick Roy’s decision to leave his post with the Colorado Avalanche, as even those within the organization are left with all sorts of questions. [NHL.com]
  • P.K. Subban is wasting little time getting accustomed to his new stomping grounds at Bridgestone Arena. [Instagram]
  • In an interview with Patrik Bexell, Maple Leafs second-round draft selection Carl Grundstrom explains why he chose to play for Frolunda this upcoming season. [PPP]
  • The Arizona Coyotes may face a difficult task when it comes to qualifying for the playoffs this season, but there is little doubt they are building towards a very bright future. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • After his blunder during the 200 m IM at the Rio Olympics on Thursday night went viral, Elliotte Friedman is taking full responsibility and looking for no sympathy. [SI]