Thursday Habs Headlines: Jeff Petry’s offensive successes were a highlight of the season

Here are your daily links, including Jeff Petry’s career season, why the Habs can trust Victor Mete, Andrew Shaw’s offseason, Jack Adams nominees, and more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Jeff Petry had a career year in 2017-18, setting several personal offensive bests./
  • Not only can the Habs afford to put some trust in Victor Mete next season, it would benefit the team if they do. [The Athletic]
  • Habs prospect Hayden Hawkey has a promising future in net. [RDS]
  • Despite this last season’s injury setback, Shea Weber’s time with the Habs is encouraging. [The Athletic]
  • After winning the Gagarin Cup, Andrei Markov revealed he has no ill will toward Marc Bergevin or the Canadiens. [Journal de Montréal]
  • ICYMI: Once Andrew Shaw had recovered from the concussion he suffered in March, he underwent knee surgery on Wednesday, and he is expected to be out at least six months. [EOTP]
  • If you ask Vincent Lucier, there were definitely bright spots about the Rocket’s first season. [Le Courrier Laval]
  • Carey Price joined Williams Lake netminder Willie Sellars at the rodeo this week. [The Williams Lake Tribune]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The playoff handshake line is one of the NHL’s greatest traditions. [NHL]
  • A storybook first season continues for the Vegas Golden Knights. [ESPN]
  • Is the built-up rivalry between Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby a good thing for the game of hockey? [The Hockey Writers]
  • Only a few weeks after the tragedy that ended their series against the Humboldt Broncos, the Nipawin Hawks won the SJHL title on Tuesday. [TSN]
  • The Capitals have a lot to overcome if they want to come out ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Round 2 this year. [ESPN]
  • Quite a few teams disappointed in the 2017-18 season, but a special few really went the extra mile. [The Hockey Writers]
  • The NHL announced finalists for the Jack Adams award on Wednesday./

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