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Tuesday Habs Headlines: So long, but not good bye

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Kovalchuk heads to the Capitals but both he and the Habs indicate that a return is a possibility, reviewing the deadline around the league, Toronto standing pat, Ottawa trades Pageau, a sporting gesture from New Jersey and more in today's links

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Both Ilya Kovalchuk and the Habs are willing to entertain the notion of reuniting in the off season. [CBC | Canadiens]
  • In his mentoring of Jake Evans, Nate Thompson was essentially training his replacement, but it was a task he loved. [The Athletic | Canadiens]
  • Thompson says good bye to Montreal. [Instagram]
  • For all the criticism (deserved and otherwise), Marc Bergevin has been very good at stockpiling assets without sacrificing much to obtain them. [TSN]
  • Habs trade deadline didn't give much clarity to the club's future (other than the stockpiling of more picks). [Sportsnet]
  • What exactly is the upshot of Bergevin's deadline day presser? [The Athletic| Canadiens]
  • The Habs didn't lose many players, but the ones who remain know that the fact that they were sellers rather than buyers is a judgement of their season. [The Athletic]
  • Montreal will don specialty jerseys and use rainbow tape during warm-ups on Tuesday. [Canadiens | Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Some of the winners and losers of Deadline Day. [Sportsnet]
  • Pavel Buchnevich and Igor Shesterkin both taken to the hospital after a car accident. Buchnevich is day-to-day, while Shesterkin is out with a rib fracture. [Sportsnet]
  • The Hurricanes’ goalie injuries that led to David Ayers' win against the Leafs are going to be long term. [NBC Sportsnet]
  • For a team teetering on the brink, the Maple Leafs were surprisingly quiet. [Sportsnet | NHL]
  • Could this trade deadline be the beginning of the end for the Leafs’ core as we know it? [The Athletic]
  • Noted Habs-killer Jean-Gabriel Pageau is headed to the Islanders, and that was only one of many moves from the Sens. [Sportsnet | NHL]