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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Marc Bergevin still has a chance to improve the Canadiens

In today’s links, looking at the future for the Habs now that l’affaire Aho has ended, the best UFA and RFA options still available, and both sides weigh in on the Nazem Kadri trade.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Even after his failed pursuit of Sebastian Aho, Marc Bergevin still has a chance to make the Canadiens better. [Sportsnet]
  • What were the Habs trying to accomplish by submitting an offer sheet for Aho? [The Athletic]
  • Bergevin’s gambit was “never going to work”, says Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon. [The Athletic]
  • The Canadiens general manager must quickly now turn to plan B. [RDS]
  • New acquisition Riley Barber calls this a “huge turning point” in his career. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Andrew Shaw would like to thank everyone in the Habs organization.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The NHL is claiming that Steve Montador’s brain injuries were due to his “own lack of care and fault.” [TSN]
  • The best UFA options left after day 1. [The Athletic]
  • Patrik Laine, Mikko Rantanen, and of course Mitch Marner are among the top restricted free agents available. []
  • Underestimate the Carolina Hurricanes at your own peril. [Canes Country]
  • As they tell it, there was no way that the Hurricanes would ever fail to match Montreal’s offer. [The Athletic]
  • Down Goes Brown builds a roster of the worst July 1st signings in history. [The Athletic]
  • Joe Sakic has a plan to keep Nazem Kadri on the ice in the playoffs: “don’t play Boston.” [TSN]
  • Moving Kadri was the best option to improve the Toronto Maple Leafs’ defence, says Kyle Dubas. [TSN]
  • Amanda Kessel is the New York Rangers’ new youth hockey ambassador.

Women’s World Cup of Soccer

Semifinal 2: Netherlands vs. Sweden

Start time: 3:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM PDT
In Canada: TSN 1 3 4 5, CTV, RDS
In the US: Fox Sports 1, Telemundo
Streaming: TSN Direct, RDS Direct (Canada), fuboTV (USA)

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