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Sunday Habs Headlines: Marc Bergevin not shying away from tough questions

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In today’s links, Bergevin answers fan questions, Plekanec predicted to hang up his skates, and the Oilers’ scoring woes.

NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Marc Bergevin answered some burning (and some not so burning) questions submitted by fans on social media. [Canadiens.com]
  • Speaking of the Canadiens’ general manager, his unique approach to building through the draft has seen the team add nine former first-round draftees recently. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Tomas Plekanec is listed among players who are predicted to play their final NHL game in the upcoming year. [TVA Sports]
  • Can you guess the six players who might be extra motivated to have a bounce-back year on the Canadiens? [Journal de Montreal]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Do you agree with this list on arguably the greatest defensive pairs to ever grace the NHL? [Sportsnet]
  • Goals might be hard to come by for the Edmonton Oilers in the upcoming season. [Copper and Blue]
  • How will Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall handle Wayne Simmonds’ next contract, in the wake of the James van Riemsdyk signing? [Broad Street Hockey]
  • Figuring out how to pay goaltenders what they are worth remains a tricky task. [TSN]
  • Defenseman Ryan Murray rejoined the Columbus Blue Jackets by agreeing to a one-year deal. [The Canon]
  • With World Cup fever in full spring, should the NHL consider employing a one-person broadcast like soccer commentary tends to do? [The Athletic]