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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Looking back at a disastrous season

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Here are your daily links covering everything that went wrong with Montreal, Mike Condon's refection on his rookie season and who was fired around the league.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The 2015-2016 season was a disaster. Michel Therrien and Marc Bergevin have very little margin for error moving forward. [Metro]
  • It wasn't losing Carey Price that cost the Montreal Canadiens their season. It was failing to address the weakness his play had hidden. [CBS Sports]
  • The Canadiens refused to cow to public pressure calling for the head coach’s dismissal by retaining Michel Therrien behind the bench. [National Post]
  • But despite what Marc Bergevin may have said at the last press conference, nothing is set in stone. [Globe and Mail]
  • If there is anyone who can relate to the difficulties faced by Marc Bergevin, it's former general manager Bob Gainey. [Montreal Gazette]
  • While his rookie season may not have ended on the highest note, Mike Condon is grateful for the opportunity to suit up for the Canadiens and looks forward to representing Team USA at the World Championship. [RDS]
  • The Habs Breakfast crew and Sean Gordon of the Globe and Mail had slightly different takes on the Canadiens' end-of-season press conference. [TSN 690 | Habs BreakfastGordon]
  • The Bell Centre will play host to a World Cup of Hockey pre-tournament game between Team Europe and Team North America. [Canadiens]
  • In his latest 30 Thoughts article, Elliotte Friedman shares his NHL award picks and revealed this about Marc Bergevin. [Sportsnet]

    "Can’t help but wonder if, at some point, Bergevin asked Carey Price for his thoughts on what happened. Not only is his goalie the franchise, but Price is calm, thoughtful and really smart about the game. Plus, he had the ability to watch everything unfold from a distance. I could see Bergevin asking for Price’s opinion, without asking him to narc on certain players."

  • Could the Canadiens potentially trade defenceman P.K. Subban prior to his no-trade clause kicking in? [La Presse]
  • Former Canadiens' enforcer Georges Laraque and Ray Ferraro offered their thoughts on a potential Subban trade. [TSN 690 | LaraqueFerraro]
  • Speaking of Subban, he is one of hockey best-dressed men. [Sports Illustrated]
  • Carey Price is one of the most popular players in the NHL:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Ottawa Senators have fired head coach Dave Cameron, along with three other assistant coaches, after failing to qualify for the playoffs this season. [Silver Seven Sens]
  • Similarly, the Arizona Coyotes have fired general manager Don Maloney after his team's disappointing showing this season. [Five For Howling]
  • Though no Canadian team may have qualified for the post-season this year, there are some elite Canadian talent on the American clubs that did. Here are the Canadian players who you should be keeping an eye on. [CTV]
  • And while you are at it, maybe consider being a bandwagon fan and cheering on another team in the playoffs this year. Here's a handy guide to help you choose the perfect team to support! [Sportsnet]
  • Or you could stop watching hockey altogether and enjoy some baseball or basketball for a change. [Globe and Mail]
  • Jeopardy's Alex Trebek made his Stanley Cup Finals predictions, and it's bound to make Capitals fans happy! [Washington Post]