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Saturday Habs Headlines: Marc Bergevin — Canadiens are a young team with a lot to prove

In today’s links, Bergevin still hopes Romanov can play this year, the Blues deal with a coronavirus outbreak, and Elliotte Friedman has a boatload of details from the CBA negotiations.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Bergevin sums up the team’s approach to the qualification series as “a young team with a lot prove,” and still holds out hope — and a roster spot — for Alexander Romanov to be on the team. [RDS | Google Translate]
  • Marc Dumont looks at some of the best picks the Habs have made in later draft rounds. []
  • Here’s a sample of what the Canadiens were up to on the ice yesterday:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • A flat salary cap. No more 35-plus contract rules. Olympic participation. These are just some of the things that appear to have been agreed upon by the NHL and NHLPA in CBA negotiations. [Sportsnet]
  • The reigning Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues are dealing with multiple positive coronavirus test results in their ranks:
  • Mark Masters spoke with Anton Lundell as the Finn prepares for the upcoming NHL Draft. [TSN]
  • The 2020 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge has been cancelled. [Sportsnet]
  • A 1984 redraft is highlighted by two Hall of Famers from Quebec who were born on the same day. []