Wednesday Habs Headlines: Feeling the (Radu)love

Canadiens fans are starting a love affair with Alexander Radulov, the effectiveness of #Webelin, and Mikhail Sergachev’s poker losing streak continues.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Carey who? All Canadiens fans can talk about these days is Radulov, Radulov, and more Radulov. He is no longer the 24-year-old Predator some might remember. [Sportsnet]
  • Marc Bergevin took a risk in signing Radulov during the off-season this summer, but the GM’s gamble is already showing hefty rewards in the early season. [TSN]
  • Former Canadiens defenceman Mathieu Schneider knows exactly how Mikhail Sergachev must be feeling in his rookie NHL campaign; he lived it himself 30 years ago. [NHL]
  • There is a lot of red tape when it comes to navigating the waters of a young hockey player’s career, but we’ve broken down the contractual repercussions of keeping Mikhail Sergachev in the NHL, sending him back to the OHL, and beyond [EOTP]
  • He seems to be having a lot of fun during his time with the big club:/

🎎 #chillin

A photo posted by Mikhail Sergachev (@sergach98) on

  • If Instagram posts over the last couple of weeks are any indication, Sergachev will not likely be able to make the transition from hockey pro to poker star any time soon. [Instagram]
  • Focused on wins more than her own personal milestones, Les Canadiennes captain Marie-Phillip Poulin and her team have their eyes set on the Clarkson Cup. [La Presse]
  • Speaking of Poulin, she stopped by Global News Morning to chat about The First Shift, a new initiative to get children playing hockey through affordable and accessible means. [Global]
  • After signing Yann Danis to St. John’s, Zachary Fucale became the odd goalie out on the IceCaps’ roster and was reassigned to the ECHL’s Brampton Beast yesterday. [EOTP]
  • Perhaps an unlikely duo at first thought, how well did the “Webelin” pairing fair in Monday night’s game, and how does EOTP managing editor Marc Dumont feel about its impact on the remaining two pairings on the team? [TSN 690]
  • Michel Therrien confirms that Al Montoya, who performed spectacularly in Price’s absence, will get the start in tonight’s game in Brooklyn versus the Islanders./

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Perhaps with not nearly as much melodrama as last year’s “Will he, won’t he?” debate with Steven Stamkos’ then-pending UFA status, Tampa Bay Lightning’s starting netminder’s future with the organization remains up in the air. [TSN]
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins gifted former team member Jaromir Jagr with a piece of the old Civic Arena roof. /
  • Outdoor hockey games are a long-standing tradition in the NHL, but there are eight teams who still haven’t been let in on the fun. [Sportsnet]
  • Even though the participation of NHL players remains questionable, the NHL and NHLPA touched down in Pyeongchang to inspect their hockey facilities. [TSN]
  • Can’t think of a Halloween costume? Try stealing a little inspiration from the league’s finest. [CBC]/

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