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Monday Habs Headlines: What will Marc Bergevin do with his biggest trading chips?

In today’s links, will Bergevin bargain with his biggest trading chips, why Byron was missed so much, how the Habs power play can be so good yet so bad, Zamboni driver turned Leafs blower, and more.

Montreal Canadiens v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • There’s some buzz surrounding Jeff Petry as we head into the Trade Deadline but the asking price for the veteran suggests he might just be staying put. [Sportsnet]
  • It wouldn’t be surprising if Marc Bergevin holds firm on some of his biggest trading chips. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Keith Kinkaid quickly put a Twitter user in his place after a dig about the goaltender. [TVA Sports]
  • How can the Canadiens’ power play be elite on the road and dreadful at home? [Montreal Gazette]
  • Paul Byron’s return after a lengthy injury quickly reminded us of why he was missed so much during his absence. [Sportsnet]
  • Cole Caufield notched his 19th goal of the season in a 6-2 win over the Sun Devils on Saturday. [RDS]
  • During Max Domi’s two-goal night against Ottawa on Saturday, he surpassed his father’s career point total.

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • In case you slept through the weekend, Zamboni driver David Ayres was called into action as an emergency goaltender for the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, and helped beat the Maple Leafs 6-3 in the process. [Sportsnet]
  • As you can imagine, it inspired a range of emotional reactions for people watching. [CBC]
  • But his team for the night certainly appreciated his help
  • Alex Ovechkin hit the 700 goal mark, becoming the second-fastest and second-youngest player to reach 700 goals behind only Wayne Gretzky. [CTV News]
  • Who could also hit the 700-goal milestone someday? [NHL]