Saturday Habs Headlines: Can Carey Price regain his form in time for the World Cup of Hockey?

In today’s links, Price’s play is the top concern for Team Canada, Greg Pateryn hoping to be more like Erik Karlsson, the Arizona Coyotes will be the biggest surprise of the season, and a long-lost NHL trophy re-appears.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The biggest threat to Canada’s chances at the World Cup of Hockey may be Carey Price’s performance after recovering from a knee injury. [CBC]
  • Alex Galchenyuk remains off Team North America’s roster despite an injury to Sean Monahan. Vincent Trocheck gets the call instead. []
  • After getting married earlier in the summer, Greg Pateryn is now focused on improving his game for the upcoming season, and that work includes analyzing the play of Erik Karlsson. []
  • Michel Therrien tops the list of coaches on the hot seat to begin the 2016-17 season. Half of the coaches on the list are currently bench bosses for Canadian teams. [ABC News]
  • One of the Habs’ team doctors has left the organization. [Twitter]
  • Nikita Scherbak is working hard ahead of his second season in the AHL:/
  • Geoff Molson’s finances may take a hit this year. He’s facing a $500 dollar fine from the Quebec government. [Montreal Gazette]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Jeff Carter’s spot on Team Canada’s World Cup roster has been granted to Corey Perry. []
  • The Arizona Coyotes and Buffalo Sabres will be among the best in the league, The Tampa Bay Lightning will win a Stanley Cup on the back of Jonathan Drouin, and other bold predictions for the new NHL season. [Sportsnet]
  • It’s easy to think of Scott Gomez as an underachiever when remember how his stint with the Canadiens ended, but the truth is that he put together a stellar NHL career. [Today’s Slapshot]
  • Brad Marchand is entering the final year of his contract with the Boston Bruins, but is just focused on preparations for the World Cup right now. [Boston Herald]
  • The lost history of an obscure NHL trophy has been uncovered by an unexpected source. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]/

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