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Thursday Habs Headlines: Canadiens looking to tap KHL free agent market

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Here are your daily links, including Marc Bergevin’s interest in the KHL, what went wrong in the playoffs, and Alex Galchenyuk’s future.

Montreal Canadiens v New York Rangers - Game Six Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Elliotte Friedman indicated that it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Habs dip into some KHL talent after Marc Bergevin was asked about Russian forward Vadim Shipachyov. [SN]
  • Speaking of which, according to a report the Canadiens may be close to signing KHL defenceman Jakub Jerabek. [EOTP]
  • Marc Dumont joined the Andrew Berkshire Podcast to discuss what exactly went wrong for the Canadiens this post-season. [ABP]
  • TSN Insider Bob McKenzie isn’t as down on the Montreal Canadiens’ future as some others seem to be. [TSN 690]
  • Alex Galchenyuk has been moved around the lineup a lot in recent years, and while he may one day return to centre, the Habs are comfortable keeping him on the wing for now. [NJH]
  • After a disappointing playoff exit few things can bring joy to Habs fans, but one that can is Carey Price’s desire to return next season. [CBC]
  • Tomas Plekanec will be heading to the IIHF World Championships:
  • Clement Jodoin will be leaving his position as the Habs assistant coach to pursue other opportunities. [EOTP]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The Buffalo Sabres may have interest in hiring current Arizona Coyotes GM John Chayka. [FFH]
  • Nikita Kucherov had some harsh words for some of his Tampa Bay Lightning teammates. [Raw Charge]
  • In the big trade of last summer, perhaps it wasn’t the Habs or Predators who won, but P.K. Subban individually. [Vice Sports]
  • A Boston University researcher has diagnosed CTE in four former junior hockey players who had committed suicide. [TSN]
  • The Chicago Blackhawks’ first-round exit demonstrated the effect the salary cap has on the modern NHL. [The Signal]