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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Marc Bergevin is busy working the phones

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league, including what Bergevin has been up to, Gallagher's injury update and what modern sports writers need to know.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Marc Bergevin has kept busy contacting teams around the league. With the Canadiens playing like contenders this season, Bergevin will not shy away from upgrading his team. [Sportsnet]
  • In typical Bergevin fashion, no details have been leaked about the player he is trying to acquire but he has been in recent contact with other general managers across the league. [ESPN]
  • Speaking of injured forwards, the Canadiens provided a short update on both Torrey Mitchell and Brendan Gallagher's respective injuries:

  • Elliott Price chimed in on Gallagher's injuries [Youtube]
  • Having fractured two fingers after blocking a Johnny Boychuk slapshot, Brendan Gallagher will miss at least a month's worth of NHL action. [La Presse]
  • TSN's Ray Ferraro believes that replacing Gallagher on Montreal's top line will be a difficult task, while the fine folks at Habs Breakfast graded Montreal's defensemen and goaltenders. [TSN | FerraroHabs Breakfast]
  • After having witnessed the damage Gallagher took by blocking Boychuk's shot, Sportsnet's Michael Grange explored whether shot blocking is still a valuable asset in the NHL. [Sportsnet]
  • The Montreal Canadiens are once again on top of TSN's power rankings. Take it with a grain of salt though, the Canadiens seem to lose key players to injury every time they top this list. [TSN]
  • Check out the brand new Ice Level podcast, where the crew discusses how the Canadiens will cope without their top line right winger and a very special guest drops by! [Ice Level]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • What realities do modern beat writers face as they try to navigate the constantly changing sports media landscape? [Sports Illustrated]
  • The NCAA's proposal to lower age restrictions will be put to a vote, despite objections from the college hockey community.  [College Hockey News]
  • A new Swedish defenseman may challenge Erik Karlsson for the Norris trophy this season. [TSN]
  • Listen to the newest Winging It In Motown Radio show, as our very own Zeb goes on to discuss some very special European prospects! [Winging It In Motown]
  • Are first round picks afforded more opportunities than players drafted in later rounds, regardless of actual performance? [Silver Seven Sens]
  • The current waiver system is flawed and often leads to young NHL ready players having to sit in the press box for long stretches of time. Here's what the NHL should consider doing about it. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Has the NHL ever fixed its scoring problem? Well, not really it seems. [ESPN]