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Friday Habs Headlines: The pressure is on Marc Bergevin

Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including more playing time for the club's young players, whether or not Marc Bergevin's time as general manager has run out, and Andrei Markov's continued productivity.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Head coach Michel Therrien says that the Canadiens' young players will get a chance to show what they can bring to the table in the last weeks of the season with the team on the outside looking in at a playoff position. [G&M]
  • A lot of blame has gone around for what has transpired this season, and much of it has been shouldered by GM Marc Bergevin. Is it possible that Bergevin's time in his post has run out? [TSN 690]
  • TSN's Scott Cullen shone the spotlight on Andrei Markov in the most recent "Statistically Speaking," pointing out that the veteran blue-liner is still a productive player for the Habs. [TSN]
  • In cased you missed it, Jeff Petry will be sidelined for the rest of the season as he will require surgery for a sports hernia. [EOTP]
  • It has been an absolutely dominant season fueled by passion for Les Canadiennes de Montreal as they gear up for a playoff run. [MG]
  • The ECHL's Brampton Beast have unveiled their Canadiens-inspired affiliate jersey which they will wear against the Maple Leafs' affiliate Orlando Solar Bears. [Brampton Beast]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Of particular relevance with the trade deadline now just a few short days away, Sean McIndoe investigates the 20 stages that follow your team making a trade. [SN]
  • The Winnipeg Jets have traded captain Andrew Ladd, among other players, to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a first-round draft pick and prospect Marko Dano. [AIH]
  • Jets forward Bryan Little will unfortunately miss the rest of the season after suffering a fractured vertebrae. [AIH]
  • Similarly to Jeff Petry, Leafs' forward Joffrey Lupul will miss the rest of the regular season with a sports hernia. [Puck Daddy]
  • Ryan Kesler of the Anaheim Ducks takes a look back at life growing up as a young hockey player in the United States. [TPT]
  • Team USA will reveal their World Cup of Hockey jerseys next week. [Twitter]
  • If the KHL hopes to expand into Sweden, the likely destination may be Malmo. [Expressen (Swedish)]