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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Marc Bergevin has mastered the art of bargain hunting

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league, including appreciating Bergevin's signings, Byron's hot start and comparing the NHL's best rookies.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Marc Bergevin has developed an eye for signing underappreciated players to cap friendly deals. Bergevin's successful acquisitions include Jeff Petry, Dale Weise, Torrey Mitchell, and Paul Byron among others. [Sportsnet]
  • Marc Bergevin has also mastered the art of giving up very little in return to acquire players. Jeff Petry being a great example of this. [La Presse]
  • Paul Byron's former coach Benoît Groulx had nothing but positive things to say about the young winger. [Le Soleil]
  • JF Chaumont dropped by TSN 690 to share his thoughts on Paul Byron's hot start as well and the effect this might have on Alex Semin, while Arpon Basu touched on the Canadiens' confidence in rookie goaltender Mike Condon. [TSN | ChaumontBasu]
  • Is Marc Bergevin open to trading defenseman Jarred Tinordi? And if he is, what will he be considering in return? [EOTP]
  • Speaking of Jarred Tinordi, check out what would make him swipe right on Tinder. [Canadiens]
  • Montreal Canadiennes' star Marie Philip-Poulin will be representing Canada in a big way at the Four Nations Cup:
  • Congratulations to this newlywed couple, who had the most Canadian wedding possible! [CBC]
  • To be honest, I am not quite sure why Michel Therrien's favourite word is "jam" of all things:


Around The League and Elsewhere

  • The Montreal Canadiens are not the only team insisting on rolling all four lines, as the Minnesota Wild are following this strategy as well. [TSN]
  • The NHL has started talks regarding its potential participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics. [ESPN]
  • Just how much of a physical toll does playing defense take on a defensemen's body? [The Guardian]
  • Speaking of defense, the Philadelphia Flyers' defense has been just terrible this season. [Broad Street Hockey]