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Saturday Habs Headlines: Marc Bergevin is searching for a specific type of player

Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including Marc Bergevin's possible activity on the trade market, the Habs' best start in over 20 years, and which familiar faces will make an appearance at the Winter Classic.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • As Bob McKenzie discusses, Marc Bergevin has been testing the trade waters, but he's looking for a specific type of player. [TSN 690]
  • The Canadiens are off to their best start to a season after 20 games since 1992. [RDS]
  • A few familiar faces will be representing the Habs in the Winter Classic alumni game, including Jose Theodore and Alex Kovalev. [ La Presse]
  • In case you missed it, Dustin Tokarski has been re-assigned to the St. John's Ice Caps. [Twitter]
  • Torrey Mitchell was placed on the injury reserve, and Sven Andrighetto got the call from the AHL. [EOTP]
  • Here's the official ruling on why Brock Nelson's first goal last night counted. [NHL]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • A look at who are the pretenders and contenders in the NHL. [THN]
  • Alex Ovechkin has become the all-time leading Russian goal scorer. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • It looks like we can count Corey Schneider among advocates for smaller goalie equipment. [Puck Daddy]
  • Who are the NHL's quarter-season-mark award winners and runners up? [Sports Illustrated]
  • Here's Sergei Gonchar's take on the greatest Russian players of all time. [ESPN]
  • Check out this weeks edition of Sean McIndoe's NHL Grab Bag. [ESPN]