Sunday Habs Headlines: Brendan Gallagher set for a big year in 2016-17

Here are your daily links, including Brendan Gallagher’s chance at breaking out, how Mikhail Sergachev can crack the roster, and Zach Redmond’s tumultuous path.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Habs were a different team with Brendan Gallagher in the lineup last season, and he remains poised for a breakout year if he can stay healthy in 2016-17. [SN]
  • If Mikhail Sergachev’s first game against the Ottawa Senators was any indication, the 18-year-old has the potential to play in the NHL. Now the test will be to prove he can play that way on a nightly basis. [RDS]
  • Having overcome incredible obstacles already in his career, the mere fact that Zach Redmond is pushing for spot on the Canadiens roster is impressive. [La Presse]
  • The Habs have a number of strong young players fighting for too few spots; one such is Charles Hudon, who hopes to spend time with the Canadiens this season. [TVA]
  • Charlie Lindgren shared a look at his new mask, designed to pay tribute to the great Canadiens goaltenders who came before him. [Twitter]
  • Rebecca Johnston is having fun cheering on her little brother/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The play of Team North America and the run Team Europe had were some of the best stories from the World Cup of Hockey, but their participation in the 2020 edition is in doubt. [Puck Daddy]
  • A couple of highly-touted draft choices - Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine - will lead an impressive 2016-17 rookie class. [SI]
  • Montreal-native Catherine Raiche certainly took a path less-traveled, leaving her position at a law firm to work with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Grit, stats, and draft choices. An interview with Doug MacLean [NHL Numbers]/

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