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Sunday Habs Headlines: Marc Bergevin is hoping to turn cap space into packages of assets

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In today’s links, the GM wants more deals like the Joel Armia one, investigating the Weber Effect, and the unlikely event of Jesperi Kotkaniemi playing in the WJC.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Marc Bergevin is hoping to use his substantial cap space to acquire multiple assets, as he did in the Joel Armia trade this off-season. [TVA Sports | Google Translate]
  • It’s unlikely that Jesperi Kotkaniemi will be released to play for Finland at the World Junior Hockey Championship. [RDS]
  • A look at the Shea Weber Effect. [La Presse]
  • You can vote for Max Domi, Jonathan Drouin, or Carey Price to be the captain of the Atlantic Division at this season’s All-Star Game. [NHL.com]
  • Domi congratulated Nikita Scherbak on his first goal with his new team:
  • Flambo is making the rounds of the internet. [Mashable]
  • Santa and his elves handed out some holiday cheer:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Tod Leiweke will ensure fans have a good experience with the new NHL franchise in Seattle. [NHL.com]
  • Chicago Blackhawks prospect Artur Kayumov was a very bad boy in a recent KHL contest. [Second City Hockey]
  • The story of Humboldt Broncos player Ryan Straschnitzki, who hopes to keep competing in sledge hockey:
  • Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a young Dallas Stars fan will get a chance to play with his favourite team: