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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Did Jake Gardiner turn down a better offer from the Canadiens?

In today’s links, Marc Bergevin may have made a more lucrative offer to Jake Gardiner than the Carolina Hurricanes, the Habs gear up for training camp, and the Blue Jackets insist that the team will be good this year.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Habs reportedly offered Jake Gardiner a three-year contract with an AAV of 5.25 million. [La Presse | Sportsnet]
  • What are the three biggest questions facing the Habs as they enter a new season? [Sportsnet]
  • Matt Duchene explains why he chose Nashville over Montreal and Columbus. [Sportsnet]
  • Fifty-seven players will be attending training camp. [Montreal Canadiens | EOTP]
  • Twelve players were sent back to their junior clubs or had their try-outs terminated on Tuesday. [Montreal Gazette | Montreal Canadiens]
  • The Habs and pending RFA Max Domi have talked about a contract extension, but should the forward be patient and wait for this year’s crop to set the market? [The Hockey News]
  • Was Carey Price too candid when he said he didn’t want to be one of those players who never had a chance to win during their entire careers? [TSN]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • How big of a pressure point is it for RFAs to sign before training camp? [TSN]
  • Elliotte Friedman offers the latest on not just Mitch Marner, but also Mikko Rantanen, Brock Boeser, and others. [31 Thoughts]
  • How Shayne Corson found hope in his battle with mental health. [The Athletic]
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets say that they’re going to be good this season despite losing three key players. []
  • The collapse of the Soviet Union was traumatic for Soviet/Russian hockey, and even the storied CSKA franchise was not spared. [VICE]
  • Two individuals have been charged after attacking a referee during a youth hockey tournament in Lethbridge. [CBC]
  • Jamaica has won the LATAM Cup, bolstering potential future Olympic ambitions. [Yahoo! Sports]