Saturday Habs Headlines: Mikhail Sergachev the youngest in the NHL, but doesn’t play like it

With the Habs off to a good start, their new faces are all performing. Mikhail Sergachev deserves more ice time, and Radulov and Weber making impacts. Meanwhile Jaromir Jagr and Shane Doan keep cementing their legacies.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Mikhail Sergachev has been playing well in his limited ice time. Enough to merit seeing more of it. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The rookie is also getting his fair share of "the treatment." [Instagram]
  • Alex Galchenyuk started the season where he finished the last one — as the team’s top centre — and he’s living up to the task so far. [JdM]
  • Michel Therrien is not interested in revisiting the Alexander Radulov of old, and is happy about the Russian’s passion and work ethic. [Eric Engels]
  • Nathan Beaulieu is adjusting to playing with Shea Weber. He’s certainly glad to play alongside the man mountain, and not against him. [CTV]
  • Artturi Lehkonen has had yet another sign of his settling into a role in Montreal: his poster has been put up in the Brossard press box. [Stu Cowan]
  • Jack Han takes a look at how to beat a single defender with a smart carry, or two defenders with a pass, using some highlights of recent Habs games. [Twitter]
  • Which Montreal players have collected the most Pokemon during the off-season? The answer really shouldn’t be surprising. [NHL]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Dale Weise won’t get to play in the upcoming game against his beloved Montreal Canadiens, as the forward has been suspended three games for an illegal headshot. [La Presse]
  • Jaromir Jagr has had one of the most storied careers among active players. He keeps passing milestones and etching more into his storybook. [Sportsnet]
  • Shane Doan is now alone in second place in franchise scoring for the Coyotes/Jets. [Twitter]
  • The Jets will in fact have their entire history celebrated at tomorrow's Heritage Classic. [NHL]
  • Wayne Gretzky is looking forward to seeing Patrik Laine up close at the HCG. [Sportsnet]
  • Hockey players are tough. Daniel Winnik blocked a shot and lost a piece of his ear... ..and stayed in the game. [La Presse]
  • Rouyn-Noranda has the distinction of producing more NHL players per 100k residents, among cities with more than 20k. [Twitter]

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