Sunday Habs Headlines: Michael McCarron and Nikita Scherbak need to take a step forward

In the links, two first-rounders need to prove they belong, Lindgren is ready to battle, and Hefford’s CWHL plans.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • For first-round picks Michael McCarron and Nikita Scherbak, the upcoming season will determine their futures with the Canadiens. [Sportsnet]
  • Goaltender Charlie Lindgren is well aware that he will need to battle for a roster spot on the big club. [NHL | Montreal Gazette]
  • Nikita Scherbak has shown signs of promise, but can he put it all together? [TSN 690]
  • Simon Després is looking to try and re-start his career with the Canadiens. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Fan confidence in the Canadiens seems quite low. [Le Journal De Montreal]
  • Michael McCarron made some big changes this offseason:/
  • Xavier Ouellet shared his gratitude on Twitter:/
  • Jesse Ylönen has some slick moves:/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Decorated Canadian Olympian Jayna Hefford reflected on her on-ice career and her big plans for the CWHL moving forward. [The Athletic]
  • Drew Doughty didn’t hold back when comparing the recent Max Pacioretty and Erik Karlsson trades. [Sportsnet]
  • Connor Hellebuyck went with an interesting design choice for his mask. [NHL]
  • Jake Dotchin is looking to challenge the Tampa Lightning’s attempt to terminate his contract. [The Athletic]
  • John Tavares responded to new New York Islanders’ general manager Lou Lamoriello’s remarks about his time with his former club. [TSN]
  • Where can I get one?/

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