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Friday Habs Headlines: Cayden Primeau’s mindset ahead of last night’s NHL debut

In today’s links, Cayden Primeau talks about playing his first NHL game, Bob Gainey gives advice to Marc Bergevin, and Nathan MacKinnon has no regrets over his current contract.

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NHL: DEC 05 Avalanche at Canadiens Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Cayden Primeau was prepared for his debut in Montreal on Thursday night. [Sportsnet]
  • The Habs (and the Leafs) are under pressure in the crease. [TSN]
  • Bob Gainey advises Marc Bergevin to stick to his guns. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Canadiens’ ex-captains weigh in on the coaching controversies sweeping across hockey. [RDS]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • There are a lot of free agents eligible for significant raises next year, including Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Jake Muzzin. [The Sporting News]
  • With all of the new bombshells surrounding abusive coaching practices, one name has stayed conspiciously absent from the news: John Tortorella. [The Athletic]
  • A journey to discover the secret of Örnsköldsvik. [The Athletic]
  • Nathan MacKinnon has no regrets when asked about his woefully undervalued contract. [Forbes]
  • The Dallas Stars, losers of their last four games prior to last night, scratched Alex Radulov against the Winnipeg Jets. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Taylor Hall is a high-end player worth gambling a long-term contract on. [The Athletic]
  • A Minnesota judge has found Mark Pavelich mentally ill while determining if the member of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” team should stand trial for felony assault. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • A quick guide to some things that one would think should be in the NHL rulebook but aren’t. [The Athletic]