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Saturday Habs Headlines: Don’t expect flashy free-agent signings from Marc Bergevin

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In today’s links, the Canadiens’ GM’s most likely course of action, Montreal’s draft track record and is Oliver Ekman-Larsson worth pursuing?

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Marc Bergevin is unlikely to make any flashy free-agent signings - and that may benefit his team in the long term. [Sportsnet]
  • However, that is not to say the Canadiens’ general manager is adverse to trading his first round pick to bolster the team’s offence. [TSN]
  • Speaking of Bergevin, he had a very busy off-season during the summer of 2016. [RDS]
  • Is it safe to say that the Canadiens have largely not succeeded in building through the NHL Draft? [Montreal Gazette]
  • Could Montreal potentially find a trading partner in the Tampa Bay Lightning? [Le Journal de Montreal]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Is it worth it to acquire Oliver Ekman-Larsson? [NBC Sports]
  • The Los Angeles Kings fired an employee who performed as the team’s mascot following sexual misconduct allegations. [LA Times]
  • Though ratings started out promisingly for the NHL playoffs, it fizzled out as the postseason went on. [Globe & Mail]
  • What are your thoughts on Las Vegas’s newly unveiled third jerseys? [NHL]
  • Take a look back at one of the greatest sports video games to ever be made - NHL ‘94. [ESPN]