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:/
  • If you’re working on your holiday list, save a spot for this beautiful new book dedicated to goalie masks:/
  • 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:/
  • After suffering a scary injury while playing in the KHL days ago, Wojtek Wolski seems in good spirits as he begins his recovery journey:/

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