Tuesday Habs Headlines: Sergachev’s Insane Summer Workout

Here are your daily links, including how Mikhail Sergachev got ready for his first NHL training camp, why Carey Price missed practice (don’t panic!), and how Brendan Gallagher spent Thanksgiving

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Mikhail Sergachev got ready for his first NHL training camp with an insane summer workout routine that seemed to pay benefits:/
  • Carey Price missed practice with the flu yesterday [CBS Sports], but goalie coach Stephane Waite says he’s good to go for Thursday’s opener./
  • Jeff Petry, on the other hand, has been ruled out for opening night. [EOTP]
  • Brendan Gallagher was among the players who spent Thanksgiving with new teammate Andrew Shaw. [TSN 690]
  • How Alexander Radulov pans out is just one of the five key questions that will determine the Canadiens’ fate this season. [NHL.com]
  • We’ll find out at noon today if the Habs get their wish and retain Mike Condon within the organization, or whether he’ll get an NHL shot elsewhere. [EOTP]
  • Michael McCarron, meanwhile, appears to be taking his trip down to St. John’s in stride:/

Merci @canadiensmtl 👋🏻 off to the rock 🗻

A photo posted by Michael McCarron (@mike_mccarron34) on

  • Arpon Basu’s season preview for NHL.com sounds optimistic enough, but highlights that the team still can’t afford an injury to a top player. [NHL.com]
  • Basu also weighs in on Monday’s news regarding Mikhail Sergachev, Artturi Lehkonen, and Mike Condon. [NHL.com]
  • Nathan Beaulieu - highlighted by Basu as Montreal’s prime breakout candidate - topped the NHL’s preseason scoring leaders:/
  • What lies ahead for Kirk Muller and the Montreal powerplay as it seeks to rebound from a season of struggles [French]:/
  • A report indicates that David Broll, who attended training camp with the Canadiens and St. John’s Ice Caps and had been under contract with the Brampton Beast, will sign an AHL deal with the Ice Caps:/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Despite the Canadiens missing the playoffs last season, ESPN ranks them at #8 in their initial power rankings for 2016-17. [ESPN]
  • Scary news out of Pittsburgh as captain Sidney Crosby has been diagnosed with another concussion on the eve of the 2016-17 NHL season; but the team swears it didn’t happen during the World Cup of Hockey. [CBC]
  • Ken Holland is widely considered one of the game’s top General Managers, but he hasn’t seemed to have grasped the importance of young players on entry-level contracts in today’s salary cap world. [Winging it in Motown]
  • Some interesting names hit the waiver wire yesterday, making it likely we see a claim or two at noon today:/
  • And a few hours after the waiver claims and reassignments are processed, NHL teams must submit their final season-opening rosters:/
  • A name all too familiar to the NHL’s Department of Player Safety will miss the beginning of the season:/
  • Dan Carcillo courageously opens up about his battle with depression:/

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