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Sunday Habs Headlines: Nikita Scherbak is determined to take a permanent roster spot

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In today’s links, Scherbak has his sights set on a steady role, Drouin expecting to play centre once again, Alexander Radulov discusses Max Pacioretty, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens new and notes

  • Nikita Scherbak is determined to make the most of his summer to grab a permanent spot on the Canadiens. [Le Journal De Montreal | Google Translate]
  • Unless Carey Price returns to his old form, he alone might not be enough for Montreal to overcome the loss of their top defender to injury and the continued lack of a true number one centre. [TSN 690]
  • Jonathan Drouin confirmed that he’ll be starting down the middle for the team come next season. [Le Journal De Montreal | RDS]
  • In a recent interview, Alex Radulov reflected on his time with the Canadiens and defended his former teammate Max Pacioretty. [Sport-Express | Google Translate]
  • Rocket Richard changed the course of hockey history, first through becoming the first player to score 50 goals in a season and later by being the first to reach 500 goals. [CBC]
  • Michael Pezzetta shared his thoughts on his captaincy, his new contract and attending development camp. [NHL]
  • Guess who showed up at the Rogers Cup?

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Anaheim Ducks locked up goaltender John Gibson for eight more years. [Anaheim Calling]
  • Meanwhile, the Vegas Golden Knights quickly signed William Karlsson to a one-year deal to avoid arbitration. [TSN]
  • Though there is a lot to frustrated about with regards to the NHL, try not to be frustrated at NHL arbitrators. [Vice Sports]
  • Which teams look set to put up more then a 100-points next season? [ESPN]
  • EA Sports took a small shot at the Carolina Hurricanes over the recent Jeff Skinner trade on Twitter. [Sportsnet]
  • Now this is just amazing: