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Friday Habs Headlines: Nikita Scherbak shoulders blame for NHL stumbles

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In today’s links, goaltending will have to step up both in Montreal and Laval, Nikita Scherbak isn’t pointing the finger at anyone other than himself, and what do we know about the 2021 season so far?

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • “I messed up” — Nikita Scherbak isn’t blaming anyone else for why it didn’t work out with the Canadiens. [TVA Sports]
  • With goaltenders taking up a considerable portion of the team’s salary cap, Jake Allen and Carey Price have to deliver this upcoming season. [Sportsnet]
  • A crowded crease in Laval poses problems for the Habs. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Jayden Struble is healthy and ready for the new NCAA season. [RDS]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • A FAQ on what we know and don’t know so far about the upcoming NHL season. [Sportsnet]
  • An all-Canadian division is looking more and more likely though as we approach the new year. [TSN]
  • How are scouts adapting to the increased focus on video necessary to do their jobs? [The Athletic]
  • Kasperi Kapanen will, like many other new acquisitions, have a turn on the first line next to Sidney Crosby. [NHL.com]
  • Can Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko bounce back after subpar rookie seasons? [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The Boston Bruins aren’t going to be hung up about Tuukka Rask’s decision to leave the bubble this summer. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Henrik Lundqvist debuts his new mask as a member of the Washington Capitals. [NHL.com]
  • Dale Hawerchuk’s legacy remains strong for Mark Scheifele and the Winnipeg Jets. [NHL.com]