Sunday Habs Headlines: Petr Svoboda believes current defence situation primes Mikhail Sergachev for success

Here are your daily links, including Svoboda’s thoughts on Sergachev, Shea Weber remembering his roots, Artturi Lehkonen’s performance, and potentially sending down Shayne Gostisbehere.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Before Mikhail Sergachev, Petr Svoboda was the last 18-year-old defenseman to earn a full-time spot on the Canadiens. [JDM (French) | Google translation]
  • Despite being a professional hockey player, Shea Weber still remains true to his roots in Sicamous, British Columbia. [LP]
  • The Montreal Canadiens traded Tim Bozon to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Jonathan Racine. [EOTP]
  • Artturi Lehkonen had a solid showing during the pre-season and has quickly adjusted to playing on North American ice. [TSS]
  • Speaking of Lehkonen, I joined Habs Breakfast to talk about the Finnish forward, while the crew on The Scrum predicted how the Canadiens’ roster will shape up. [TSN 690 | Habs Breakfast | The Scrum]
  • One of the can’t-miss games of next season will involve the Canadiens taking on the Predators at the Bell Centre. [TS]
  • Connor Crisp and Joel Hanley joined head coach Sylvain Lefebvre to talk about the St. John’s IceCaps. [IceCaps]
  • Some of the Montreal Canadiens revealed these interesting tidbits:/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Could temporarily sending down defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere help the Philadelphia Flyers become cap compliant? [BSH]
  • These four forwards have the best odds of having a breakout season this year. [SN]
  • Is it time to stop complaining about how players celebrate? [Down Goes Brown | VICE]
  • Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is rooting for the Chicago Cubs. [SCH]
  • The Edmonton Oilers have parted ways with former first-overall pick Nail Yakupov and have brought in Kris Russell to bolster their blue line. [C&B | Yakupov | Russell]
  • Speaking of trading first-overall picks:/
  • Definitely:/

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