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Sunday Habs Headlines: Marc Bergevin discusses potential plans for his newly won third overall pick

In today’s links, the GM speaks after winning a higher draft slot, Ducharme’s road to the Canadiens, and why the Avs need to lock up Rantanen soon.

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2017 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • If you missed the news last night, the Montreal Canadiens moved up to third overall after the NHL Draft Lottery. [EOTP]
  • Marc Bergevin says that moving up to third from fourth leaves the team in “in better shape” than at the beginning of the day. [TSN]
  • New assistant coach Dominique Ducharme caught the coaching bug during a playing stint in France, and it has carried him all the way to the Montreal Canadiens. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Take a look at how Team USA is shaping up, with Charlie Lindgren being one of the three netminders on the squad:
  • Ducharme was also quick to clarify that his hiring is not solely to work with one Jonathan Drouin. [The Athletic]
  • Which Canadiens prospects exceeded expectations, and which prospects disappointed? [The Athletic]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • An unfair ban, the athletes that overturned it, and how soccer is all the better for it. [The Guardian]