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Reactions to Sebastian Aho's offer sheet signing, the NHL-wide game of goalie musical chairs, and the general chaos of day one of free-agency in today's links.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Marc Bergevin and Sebastian Aho caused quite a stir on the first day of free agency with the first offer sheet in years. [Sportsnet | NBC Sports | ESPN]
  • Melnick and McGuire talk Aho and the offer sheet. [TSN]
  • Aho's agent thinks the offer sheet will be harder for the Hurricanes to sign than some think. [The Athletic]
  • Bergevin answers questions about his day's work, most especially the aforementioned offer sheet signed by Aho. [Canadiens]
  • The offer sheet is a lot of fun, but even if it does work out for the Canadiens, it doesn't address the issues on defense. [The Athletic]
  • Although it doesn't hurt to hope, early signs point to the Hurricanes matching the offer if they put their money where their mouths are. [The Athletic]
  • New backup goalie Keith Kinkaid is excited to work with Carey Price. [Canadiens]
  • Kinkaid sent greetings to his new city. [Twitter]
  • While Kinkaid is eager to get started in Montreal, former captain Brian Gionta still misses it. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • A lot happened on July 1st. Brush up on all the trades and signings with the NHL's trade tracker. [NHL]
  • A brief breakdown of the winners and losers after the opening of free-agent frenzy season. [ESPN]
  • Jason Spezza is in it for the love of the game, taking less money to join the Leafs. [The Athletic]
  • The Metropolitan Division beefed up considerably on day one of free agency, with names like Artemi Panarin, Jacob Trouba, and Wayne Simmonds joining the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils. [NHL]
  • The off-season game of musical goalies continues with Sergei Bobrovsky joining the Panthers, Semyon Varlamov joining the Islanders, and Robin Lehner signing with the Blackhawks. [Panthers | Islanders | Blackhawks]
  • Despite the loss of Panarin, Bobrovsky, and Matt Duchene, Jarmo Kekalainen expects the Blue Jackets to contend next year. [NHL]
  • The Avalanche were aggressive on Monday, which was part of the plan. [The Athletic]

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