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.
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Want to thank everyone in the Montreal Canadiens Organization for everything you did for me and my family! Want my teammates to know that I will always cherish our time together and will always consider you guys my brothers, but in saying that keep your heads up when I’m on the ice! Thank you to the Hab fans for all your support over the last three years! I Met a lot of you over the years and you treated me and my family so well and we thank you for making us feel at home! Also what to thank the Chicago Blackhawks Organization for believing in me and bringing me back to the city that help make me who I am today! My family and I have grown and we are all so excited and happy to make Chicago our home again! Can’t wait to create more amazing memories in the Windy City! To my new teammates I’m excited to annoy you guys, share some laughs, go to war with you every night and most importantly win another championship! Lastly can’t wait to play at the UC again in front of the best fans I could ever ask for! The Mutt is back baby!
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. [NHL.com]
- 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.
Our new Youth Hockey Ambassador and @USAHockey Olympic Gold Medalist @AmandaKessel28 helping launch the new @JuniorRangers Girls Hockey initiatives today on @fox5ny.— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 2, 2019
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