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Tuesday Habs Links: Phil Kessel unlikely to be traded to Montreal

Here are your daily links surrounding the Habs and the rest of the hockey world, including Bob McKenzie squashing any Phil Kessel to Montreal rumours, Alex Galchenyuk firing his agent and some bad news for Jarret Stoll.

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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • Bob McKenzie joined the guys over at Montreal 690 to confirm what we all knew, that Carey Price is going to win some hardware at the NHL awards. He also decided to break the hearts of many, stating that the Toronto Maple Leafs will not trade Phil Kessel to the Canadiens. [Montreal 690]
  • Habs general manager Marc Bergevin will be a part of Canada's World Cup management team. One thing's for sure, he's already the sharpest dresser of the group. [Twitter]
  • Frank Seravalli offers a first look at Canada's team, which obviously includes Carey Price and P.K. Subban. He also notes that Brendan Gallagher could be in the mix. [TSN]
  • Don't expect Alex Galchenyuk to sign a contract anytime soon. The 21-year-old forward has fired his agent Ian Pulver. [EOTP]
  • Jeff Marek breaks down which player he thinks every team will take in the first round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He believes the Habs will select Daniel Sprong from the Charlottetown Islanders of the QMJHL with the 26th pick. He writes: "With the Habs searching up and down the lineup and prospect pipeline for goals, they go for the young man whose main interest is scoring goals. Not much for the defensive side of the puck, Sprong has a shoot-first mentality and is hard to handle one-on-one. Has one of the best releases in the draft. Montreal needs that." [Sportsnet]
  • Lastly, congrats to Brandon Prust and his long time girlfriend Maripier Morin on their engagement! [Instagram]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Bob McKenzie sat down with top prospect and future Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid for an extended interview ahead of Friday's NHL Draft. [TSN]
  • Los Angeles Kings forward Jarret Stoll has been charged with felony cocaine possession stemming back to an incident in Las Vegas at the end of the regular season. [CBC]
  • Ryan Lambert is back with another edition of "What We Learned", taking an in-depth look at the value of New York Rangers goalie Cam Talbot[Puck Daddy]
  • Expect the San Jose Sharks to be very active over the next few weeks. General manager Doug Wilson has made it clear that the team needs to change its culture, which means some big moves could be in the works. [Comcast Sportsnet]
  • Could Phil Kessel find himself playing next to Sidney Crosby next year? The Pittsburgh Penguins are believed to be kicking tires at the star goal scorer. [Post Gazette]
  • Speaking of the Penguins, they're looking to trade third line centre Brandon Sutter[Pensburgh]
  • Lastly, start your day off right by checking out this great photo of Antoine Vermette's newborn baby sleeping in the Stanley Cup[Puck Daddy]