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Scherbak: At home in Montreal

The Russian forward has been spending his summer in the city and hopes to stick with the big club come October

by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - It's a 30-40 minute subway ride from Nikita Scherbak's family home in suburban Moscow to his dad's downtown gym, a trip he frequently made last summer when he spent some time on his native soil.

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Gallagher: Onwards and upwards

With his hand injuries in the rearview mirror, the Habs forward enjoyed a career year in 2017-18

by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - For the second year in a row, Brendan Gallagher entered a season coming off a serious injury hoping history wouldn't repeat itself.

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Paul Byron really is Mr. Versatility

The 29-year-old forward put up impressive numbers in a variety of different situations in 2017-18

by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - After exploding for his first 20-goal campaign in 2016-17, Paul Byron succeeded in silencing most of his naysayers.Then, in case there were any stragglers, he repeated the feat again this past season.

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Drouin: Expanded repertoire

The numbers show that the Sainte Agathe native became a better player for his experience at center - and so did his teammates

by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - It was a blockbuster trade, and a homecoming for a young local star that was celebrated across Quebec. But in hockey, as in life, things don't always go quite the way you expect them to.

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Hudon: Here to stay

After earning a roster spot this season, the 23-year-old forward would only like to see his contributions grow

by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Things could've turned out much differently for Charles Hudon before the season began.

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Lindgren: A year of growth

The 2017-18 campaign was a season of ups and downs for the Habs netminder

by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

LAVAL - At the rate Charlie Lindgren began his NHL career, insisting he might never lose a hockey game wasn't exactly far-fetched.

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Price: Ready to reset

The 11-year veteran headed into the offseason with a poignant reminder of what it means to play in Montreal

by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - When you've been minding the Habs' net for 11 seasons and counting, you're bound to break some records along the way - even during the most difficult of seasons. That was the case with Carey Price in 2017-18.

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Petry: Rate increases

The 30-year-old took on an expanded role in 2017-18 en route to becoming the Canadiens' most-used defenseman when Shea Weber went down

by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - To say that things were slightly different for defenseman Jeff Petry this season would be a serious understatement. Perhaps the understatement of the year.

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Deslauriers: Dreams fulfilled, dreams still to be realized

The LaSalle native swore he wouldn't take his Habs jersey off without a fight after getting called up in November

by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Nicolas Deslauriers dreamed of playing for the Canadiens as a kid, and it finally happened this season. Nevertheless, the 2017-18 campaign still left something to be desired for the LaSalle native.

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Pacioretty: A Montrealer through and through

The Habs captain's love for his adoptive city only grew in spite of a trying season

by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - It's no secret that there's a certain extra pressure that comes with playing for the Canadiens.

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