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Saturday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens were not among the dozen NHL teams that reached out to Will Butcher

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Many teams were interested in landing free-agent defenceman Will Butcher. The Canadiens weren’t one of them. [TVA Sports | Google Translate]
  • Building around Carey Price is not how the Habs should strive to win. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Nikita Scherbak is in Montreal to train this summer, and it’s given him a chance to host his parents, visiting the city for the first time. [Canadiens]
  • Meet one of the newly acquired players for Les Canadiennes, goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer. [EOTP]
  • Sarah Lefort, also from Les Canadiennes, stopped by the Canadiens’ Girls Hockey School. [Canadiens]
  • Jay Baruchel joins Sirius XM show Hockey Today and talks Goon 2, and the Habs. [Soundcloud]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Former Canadiens Andrei Markov and Nikita Nesterov are two of 10 players having left the NHL to join the ranks of the KHL. [Championat]
  • Take a lesson from the Detroit Red Wings, who did one thing really well last season: the shootout. [The Athletic]
  • Ben Bishop’s new Dallas Stars mask is electric. [Daveart]
  • Get the full scoop on how the NWHL draft went down. [The Ice Garden]
  • Corsica’s Patreon campaign is back online, and well worth a small recurring donation. [Manny Elk]
  • Former Minnesota Gopher hockey player Mike Carman talks about his transition to bandy, a game which at first looks like a mix of ice hockey, field hockey and soccer. [HW]