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Monday Habs Links: Molson didn't force Bergevin's hand during Subban negotiations

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Your daily dose of everything Habs, including an interesting interview with Marc Bergevin, some prospect news, and streams of fans paying their respects to Jean Béliveau.

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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • Marc Bergevin confirmed this weekend that a Francophone coach is a must for the Canadiens, so that local fans can relate to the team. It's an interesting interview, and he even talks about the P.K. Subban arbitration fiasco a little. [L'actualite] (French)
  • Apparently Team Sweden will be counting on Jacob de la Rose at the upcoming World Junior Championship, although the translation factor may be coming into play. [Viasat]
  • The CIBC building paid tribute to Jean Béliveau this weekend, with a stunning light display. [Gazette]
  • The Canadiens pulled out all the spots to honour le Gros Bill. [Gazette]
  • Arpon Basu did his best to describe what the atmosphere was like at the Bell Centre. [NHL]
  • Friends and teammates paid their respects yesterday, sharing their great memories of Jean Béliveau . [NHL]
  • As did thousands of fans. Here are the pictures from Sunday's Jean Béliveau honouring. [Canadiens]
  • Like it or not, the golden generation of the Montreal Canadiens is disappearing. [Star]
  • As was expected, Michael Bournival is on his way back up to join the Canadiens. [Canadiens]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Expansion is the current theme at the NHL meetings. [Star]
  • According to Guy Boucher, he was offered two NHL jobs this summer, but declined both. [RTS] (French)
  • Is it time to finally call it a day and forget hockey in Miami? Some think so. [Pensburgh]
  • The 'ice fisherman' is officially my new favourite hockey celebration. [Puck Daddy]
  • The teddy bear toss might be the best tradition in hockey. The Calgary Hitmen collected over 25 thousand stuffed animals. [Eye on Hockey]