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Thursday Habs Headlines: Marc Bergevin's silence has had negative consequences

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Here are your daily links, covering how Marc Bergevin has lost the trust of both fans and media, Max Pacioretty's nomination, the end of the season for a few Habs superstars, and why spending efficiently matters most.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Canadiens' policy of relaying little to no information about the team to their fans and the media has now left both parties unable to trust the team's official releases. [RDS]
  • Marc Dumont touched on the optics of the John Scott send off, while Francois Gagnon shared his thoughts on what he described as the strangest Canadiens season he has ever seen. [TSN 690 | DumontGagnon]
  • Captain Max Pacioretty was Montreal's nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy. [EOTP]
  • It was revealed that Carey Price has been dealing with an MCL injury, and both he and P.K. Subban have been shut down for the rest of the season. [Sportsnet]
  • Subban also had issues with his MCL earlier this year:
  • Having not been cleared to play yet, Subban does not know if he will be able to represent Team Canada at the World Championship. [Sportsnet]
  • Charlie Lindgren is slated to start against the Carolina Hurricanes tonight. [La Presse]
  • The Canadiens are expected to lock down a playoff spot next season. [ESPN]
  • Watch as members of the St.John’s IceCaps dole out some helpful advice for aspiring hockey players! [YouTube]
  • The dachshund in the Canadiens jersey is obviously better than the dachshund in the Toronto Maple Leafs jersey. [Sports Illustrated]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Spending efficiently is more important for teams than spending the most when it comes to managing the salary cap. [Original Six Analytics]
  • As teams continue to intentionally tank in hopes of landing a top draft, here’s what the NHL can do to prevent it from happening in the future. [Toronto Star]
  • Bob McKenzie's anonymous survey amongst expert hockey minds reveals some interesting voting patterns with regards to the NHL Awards. [TSN]
  • Former Philadelphia Flyers star Eric Lindros is throwing his support behind an Ontario bill aimed at improving concussion protocols. [CTV News]
  • The Russian Ice Hockey Federation has released the following statement about the status of their U18 team after reports of widespread Meldonium usage. [RIHF]
  • OHL Commissioner David Branch has suspended Rolf Nilsen, the owner of the Flint Firebirds. [OHL]