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Saturday Habs Headlines: Can Carey Price regain his form in time for the World Cup of Hockey?

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In today’s links, Price’s play is the top concern for Team Canada, Greg Pateryn hoping to be more like Erik Karlsson, the Arizona Coyotes will be the biggest surprise of the season, and a long-lost NHL trophy re-appears.

Montreal Canadiens v New York Islanders Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The biggest threat to Canada’s chances at the World Cup of Hockey may be Carey Price’s performance after recovering from a knee injury. [CBC]
  • Alex Galchenyuk remains off Team North America’s roster despite an injury to Sean Monahan. Vincent Trocheck gets the call instead. [NHL.com]
  • After getting married earlier in the summer, Greg Pateryn is now focused on improving his game for the upcoming season, and that work includes analyzing the play of Erik Karlsson. [Canadiens.com]
  • Michel Therrien tops the list of coaches on the hot seat to begin the 2016-17 season. Half of the coaches on the list are currently bench bosses for Canadian teams. [ABC News]
  • One of the Habs’ team doctors has left the organization. [Twitter]
  • Nikita Scherbak is working hard ahead of his second season in the AHL:
  • Geoff Molson’s finances may take a hit this year. He’s facing a $500 dollar fine from the Quebec government. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Jeff Carter’s spot on Team Canada’s World Cup roster has been granted to Corey Perry. [NHL.com]
  • The Arizona Coyotes and Buffalo Sabres will be among the best in the league, The Tampa Bay Lightning will win a Stanley Cup on the back of Jonathan Drouin, and other bold predictions for the new NHL season. [Sportsnet]
  • It’s easy to think of Scott Gomez as an underachiever when remember how his stint with the Canadiens ended, but the truth is that he put together a stellar NHL career. [Today’s Slapshot]
  • Brad Marchand is entering the final year of his contract with the Boston Bruins, but is just focused on preparations for the World Cup right now. [Boston Herald]
  • The lost history of an obscure NHL trophy has been uncovered by an unexpected source. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]