Tuesday Habs Headlines: Alex Radulov left KHL money on the table to join Canadiens
Here are your daily links, including the Russia’s top paid stars, Montoya’s strong start, Sergachev’s return to the line-up, and Price back at practice
Montreal Canadiens News and Notes
- According to a report, Alexander Radulov - who has shown dazzling flashes in two games thus far - turned down a contract that would have made him the KHL’s highest paid player, to sign with the Canadiens. He could have earned $7M with CSKA. [Sportsnet].
- Al Montoya is succeeding in calming Habs’ fans panic over Carey Price’s absence [Sportsnet].
- Montreal may have collected three out of four points in their first two outings, but their play was far from perfect [Montreal Gazette].
- Mikhail Sergachev will be back in the line-up for the Canadiens’ home opener, and his parents are flying in from Russia for the occasion [Canadiens.com].
- Sergachev was hanging out with Montreal’s veteran Russian clique yesterday (and yes, I know Alex Galchenyuk is American):/
- Despite rumours that Carey Price’s flu was another mysterious illness, he was back at practice Monday [CBC].
- Montreal has at least one dominant hockey team at the moment, with the top 7 players on this list belonging to Les Canadiennes. [Twitter]
- SBNation’s The Ice Garden has a CWHL season preview up; find out where they predict Les Canadiennes to finish [The Ice Garden].
- He may not be the most graceful skater with the open ice of overtime, but Shea Weber’s new teammates feel he’s fitting in nicely [Montreal Gazette].
- Everett Silvertips captain Noah Juulsen poses with a young fan whose family bought his jersey for charity:/
Around the League and Elsewhere
- Hockey fans lost a great resource Monday, but join us in wishing best of luck to @GeneralFanager in his new role:/
Tom Poraszka, founder of NHL salary-cap site @generalfanager, hired as Las Vegas hockey operations analyst.— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) October 17, 2016
- If you’re working on your holiday list, save a spot for this beautiful new book dedicated to goalie masks:/
Un superbe livre consacré aux masques de gardiens https://t.co/VDq03CGEJI pic.twitter.com/5HzidDbQ2Z— SwissHabs (@SwissHabs) October 17, 2016
- Jack Han’s popular video series picks on an easy target in Randy Carlyle, who doesn’t seem much better with a talented roster in Anaheim than he was with a weak one in Toronto:/
New #1MinuteTactics: Using zone exit & entry data + video analysis to identify why Randy Carlyle's @AnaheimDucks are so bad at possession pic.twitter.com/gt88EPbud9— Jack Han (@ml_han) October 17, 2016
- After suffering a scary injury while playing in the KHL days ago, Wojtek Wolski seems in good spirits as he begins his recovery journey:/
#WojtekGetWell pic.twitter.com/82JSvtdoKo— KHL (@khl_eng) October 17, 2016