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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Canadiens' cap situation gives Bergevin room to make moves

Here are your daily links, including what the Canadiens should do with their cap space, Michael Bournival hasn’t received a qualifying offer and why Phil Kessel is the most interesting person in hockey.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • From a purely cap perspective the Montreal Canadiens are in good shape, having nearly $10 million cap space to work with this offseason. But whether they will appropriately use that cap space, is up to be seen. [NHL Numbers]
  • Michael Bournival hasn’t received a qualifying offer from the Montreal Canadiens yet. However, the club does have another month to qualify its players. [La Presse]
  • Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation is doing its part to encourage kids across Quebec to be more active, by donating $2.5 million to the cause! [Canadiens]
  • I'm not sure the Habs will be promoting this picture of Andrei Markov any time soon. [Instagram]
  • We have our first bit of news on the schedule front. The Habs will host the Capitals on September 27th at the Bell Centre. [Caps PR]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • To outsiders, Phil Kessel seems to be a riddle wrapped up in an enigma. To his teammates and coaches however, Kessel is anything but. [ESPN]
  • Which team had the most heart-breaking playoff exit during this year's Stanley Cup playoffs? [Down Goes Brown | Sportsnet]
  • The St. Louis Blues will be bringing back head coach Ken Hitchcock on a one-year contract. Hitchcock plans to retire at the end of the 2016-2017 Blues season. [Blues]
  • Meanwhile, former Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle will be meeting with the Anaheim Ducks regarding their heading coaching position. [TSN]
  • Nine years ago, Sidney Crosby was the youngest player to ever wear the 'C' on his jersey when he was named the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. [NHL]
  • San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau will not be receiving any supplemental discipline for his hit on Pittsburgh Penguins forward Bryan Rust. [Fear The Fin]
  • This year’s projected number one overall pick Auston Matthews is thrilled to take part in the World Cup, on behalf of Team North America. [NHL]