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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Marc Bergevin confident his off-season plan will put the Canadiens back on track

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In today’s links, the GM is prepared to make the necessary chances to make the Habs competitive once again,

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Marc Bergevin knows changes are needed in his team’s construction, and he’s prepared to make the moves this off-season that he believes will turn the franchise around. [TVA Sports | Google Translate]
  • Claude Julien responds to concerns about putting Carey Price back in the lineup given the goaltender’s recent concussion. [John Lu]
  • Minnesotans Charlie Lindgren and Mike Reilly discuss their childhoods and other topics in The Chat. [YouTube]
  • If you missed the news yesterday, Lindgren was returned to the AHL when Carey Price was deemed able to resume play. [EOTP]
  • Adam Cracknell’s daughter doesn’t think much about his French-speaking abilities:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • After dealing with public acts of racism throughout his career, Claude Vilgrain learned in retirement just how much of an inspiration he had been to young minority players. Now he is seeing much more acceptance for players from all walks of life. [La Presse]
  • The GMs spent all of the first day at their annual gathering discussing changes to the goaltender interference review process. [Sportsnet]
  • Some billboards outside Ottawa, Ontario are displaying a #MelnykOut message this week. [NBC Sports]
  • Drafted in the seventh round of the 2014 draft, Buffalo’s Victor Olofsson is looking like a steal after leading the SHL in goals. [Die By The Blade]
  • Noah Hanifin has been sidelined with a concussion. [Canes Country]
  • It turns out Oscar Klefbom isn’t very good at keeping a secret. He revealed that Connor McDavid is planning to play for Canada in the IIHF World Championship this spring. [TSN]
  • The infamous tax bill passed in the USA may have inadvertently changed the process of professional sports transactions. [New York Times]
  • The first player to break the NHL colour barrier, Chinese-Canadian Larry Kwong, has passed away at the age of 94. [CBC]