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Sunday Habs Headlines: Grading Marc Bergevin’s off-season

Here are your daily links including Bergevin’s offseason gets graded, a Hab prospect makes NHL Networks Top 50 prospects list, rookies are ready for the showcase, and more

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Grading Marc Bergevin’s 2018 off-season. There were some pretty good and not-so-great decisions made over the summer. [The Hockey Writers]
  • NHL Network revealed their best 25-and-under players with fewer than 25 games of NHL experience, and a special Hab appearance at number 22. [NHL]
  • Sweden’s Lukas Vejdemo is one step closer to making his NHL dreams come true. [NHL]
  • Montreal Canadiens hopeful Samuel Houde suffered a shoulder injury during training for the Chicoutimi Saguenéens, but will still be attending the Habs’ rookie camp. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Michael McNiven is looking forward to the rookie showcase
  • Michal Moravcik and David Sklenicka are also looking forward to showcasing their know-how to the Canadians. [RDS]
  • According to many sources, there are plenty of reasons why Max Pacioretty may want to leave Montreal. [RDS]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Roberto Luongo hopes to help the Florida Panthers reach Stanley Cup potential and finds the idea of missing out “scary”. [NHL]
  • The Subban brothers may have a reason to be jealous after their younger brother was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs. [Sportsnet]
  • During the NHLPA Rookie Showcase, nine attendees were asked to debate who is the best current player in the NHL — Sidney Crosby or Connor McDavid? [NHL]
  • Patrice Bergeron continues to recover slowly after his groin surgery in June and hopes to be well enough for the Bruins season opener. [NHL]