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Big Cubano, bigger responsibilities

Al Montoya could see an increased workload during his second season in Montreal

by Steven Nechay @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

The Big Cubano could have some even bigger responsibilities heading into his second season with the Habs.

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Under the radar

After a season cut short by injury the year before, Jeff Petry marked his return by becoming one of the Habs' most reliable rearguards in 2016-17

by Vincent Régis, translated by Dan Braverman @canadiensmtl / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Without any pomp or circumstance, Jeff Petry solidified his standing as a pillar on the Canadiens' blue line in 2016-17.

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Nowhere near deja vu

Andrew Shaw adjusted to some new surroundings in 2016-17

by Hugo Fontaine, translated by Dan Braverman @canadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Almost 12 months ago to the day, Andrew Shaw's life changed significantly - on many levels.

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Then there was light

Brandon Davidson admits to seeing the worst of things this season, but is looking forward to what's to come

by Joanie Godin, translated by Dan Braverman @canadiensmtl / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - In life, there are times when you lose it. You lose your bearings, your confidence; you don't feel like yourself anymore, and you stop doing all the little things that helped you succeed. That's what Brandon Davidson went through this year. But the good news is that he's seen the light at the end of the tunnel, and he's now more motivated than ever to become an important cog in the Canadiens' machine.

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A rollercoaster season for Alex Galchenyuk

The 23-year-old forward had a season of highs and lows in 2016-17

by Vincent Regis, translated by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Alex Galchenyuk had high hopes for 2016-17 after scoring 30 goals in a career-best season a year prior, and he was ready to do even more.

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Back in business

With his injury woes behind him, Carey Price compiled another solid campaign, earning his second-career Vezina nomination

by Matt Cudzinowski @canadiensmtl / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - After wrapping up his 10th NHL campaign this spring, Carey Price headed back home to British Columbia for some well-deserved downtime with his wife Angela and one-year-old daughter Liv.

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Coming a long way

Meteoric rise for Phillip Danault in 2016-17

by Vincent Régis, translated by Dan Braverman @canadiensmtl / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - No one saw Phillip Danault coming - not even Danault himself.

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Navigating the highs and lows as a captain

Max Pacioretty continues to evolve as a captain

by Hugo Fontaine, translated by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Max Pacioretty would have liked his second season as captain to have lasted much longer.

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Un-Finnish-ed business

Artturi Lehkonen enjoyed a breakout year in Montreal, but it was hardly beginner's luck

by Steven Nechay @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

Saku Koivu called it.

Months before Artturi Lehkonen emerged as a household name in Montreal, the former Canadiens captain predicted his rookie countrymate would earn a roster spot in the city.

It's just too bad Koivu didn't go double-or-nothing with his bold prognostication from across the pond.

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Pure passion

Alexander Radulov was a sparkplug for the Canadiens in his first taste of NHL action since 2011-12

by Matt Cudzinowski @canadiensmtl / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Alexander Radulov made a triumphant return to the NHL ranks this past season.

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