Monday Habs Headlines: Mikhail Sergachev, Victor Mete among top scoring blue-liners in the CHL

Here are your daily links, including the pros and cons on playing in Montreal, Sergachev among top scoring defencemen for his age group, and morning chats with Clarkson Cup champions.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Whether you’re a coach, a fan, or a player, you know that no other market in the league can compare to the pressure of playing in Montreal under a blinding spotlight. [NHL]
  • Clarkson Cup champions Karell Emard and Katia Clement-Heydra joined Robyn Flynn on TSN’s Centre Ice segment yesterday morning to chat about a brutal 365-day waiting period, Clement-Heydra’s game-opening goal, and how it feels to take home the win as a team. [TSN 690]
  • Mikhail Sergachev and Victor Mete find themselves among some of the CHL’s top-scoring defencemen for their age group./
  • Andrew Zadarnowski joined Habs Breakfast to chat Andrew Shaw on the top line, rekindling the magic on the first line, and the upcoming three games versus their biggest competition in the Atlantic Division: the Ottawa Senators. [TSN 690]
  • Canadiens prospect Charles Hudon led the St. John’s IceCaps over the Syracuse Crunch in a 3-2 overtime thriller. [EOTP]
  • Andrei Markov is steadily climbing the ranks in number of games played in Canadiens history. /

Around the league and elsewhere

  • As Bryan Bickell continues his battle with MS, his family remains his drive to get back on track. [Sportsnet]
  • Let the bidding on NCAA free agents begin!/
  • Recently traded to the Washington Capitals, Kevin Shattenkirk has received a two-game suspension for charging Kevin Gravel. [NHL]/

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