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Monday Habs Headlines: Frustration setting in for Canadiens

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Here are your daily links including frustration continuing to build, Scherbak’s strong start, analyzing the Habs’ playoff chances, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • After the worst start since the 1941-42 season, frustration started to hit the Habs after their seventh consecutive loss. [NHL]
  • Despite their losing streak, they’re determined not to panic with the main focus of getting Carey Price back on track. [Sportsnet]
  • With lack of scoring, defensive mistakes and Price not having found his footing yet, it’s getting harder for fans to hang in there. [Montreal Gazette]
  • In order to get a ticket to the Spring dance, the Habs will have to maintain an average of six wins and a tiebreaker loss in every 10 games. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Letting Andrei Markov and Alexander Radulov leave during the off-season will haunt Marc Bergevin. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Andrew Zadarnowski joins Habs Breakfast to talk about Nikita Scherbak’s impressive season so far. [TSN]
  • So impressive that he and Michael McCarron got a call up from the Rocket and will be attending practice with the Habs on Monday. [NHL]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Of course Sidney Crosby gets noticed during a game, but it’s not usually for arguing his way to a 10-minute misconduct. [CBC]
  • After being cleared for full participation, Brian Boyle joined his New Jersey Devils teammates on the ice during the team’s open practice on Sunday. [NHL]
  • David Booth may like to get out of his comfort zone, but it almost prevented him from making it to the Detroit Red Wings training camp when he lost the engine in his plane. [Sportsnet]
  • The late Gord Downie’s favorite hockey player is someone you’d least expect. [Yahoo Sports]