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Monday Habs Headlines: It’s critical that Marc Bergevin nails Brendan Gallagher’s contract

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In today’s links, the importance of Gallagher’s next contract cannot be understated, can Bergevin get the impact forward he requires, McNiven welcomes a mini-me, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The importance of Marc Bergevin getting the details of Brendan Gallagher’s next contract on point cannot be understated. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Discussing whether the Canadiens will draft a player from Quebec during the first round in the upcoming NHL draft. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Why Predators Craig Smith would be a great signing for the Canadiens when the free agency market opens. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Bergevin has his hands full as he heads into a very busy week. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Can he take advantage of the tight cap situation around the league to get the impact forward he still requires? [Sportsnet]
  • Welcome, mini McNiven!

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • A look at trade activity and free agent potential around the NHL including Marc-Andre Fleury and Henrik Lundqvist. [Sportsnet]
  • Will the post-COVID cap crunch cost Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins an extension? [Edmonton Journal]
  • The Winnipeg Jets have tendered qualifying offers to six of their seven restricted free agents. [TSN]
  • A look the top UFAs who could be on the move this off-season — goalie edition. [Sportsnet]