Wednesday Habs Headlines: Mikhail Sergachev earns high praise from OHL coaches

Here are your daily links, including how OHL coaches regard Mikhail Sergachev, Max Pacioretty is looking forward to the new season and Artemi Panarin's asking price. 

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Coaches from across the OHL had no trouble recognizing Mikhail Sergachev as the best defenseman in the league. [Sportsnet]/
  • Next season has the potential to be Alex Galchenyuk’s breakout year. [Today’s Slapshot]
  • Despite a rough first season as the captain of the Montreal Canadiens, Max Pacioretty is ready to put that behind him and is ready for a fresh start. [Sportsnet]
  • Mike Condon knows that he can’t take his position for granted and is determined to grab a spot on the Canadiens again. [Sportsnet]
  • Defender Julie Chu will juggle head coaching duties and playing for the Montreal Canadiennes next season. [The Link]
  • Sergachev also received some good news:/
  • Guess who will be back soon?/
  • And they aren’t the only ones:/
  • Just how awesome does Artturi Lehkonen look?/

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • Artemi Panarin is reportedly asking for a 6-year deal worth more than $36 million from the Chicago Blackhawks. [SCH]
  • Signing Steve Ott was a bad move for the Detroit Red Wings and in more ways than one. [WIIM]
  • Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi has quietly been one of Team Europe’s best players at the World Cup. [NP]
  • These are some truly atrocious mascots! [RDS]
  • The Great One will be participating in the NHL’s centennial season! [NHL]/
  • A special guest visited Helsinki Jokerit:/

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