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Monday Habs Headlines: Marc Bergevin has some breathing room thanks to six specific players

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In today’s links, the players that will allow Bergevin some breathing room, filling the gaps, setting the bar higher, and more.

Montreal Canadiens v Edmonton Oilers Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Marc Bergevin can breath a little easier after the performance of six specific players during the playoffs. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Canadiens fans were offered a glimpse into a future that seems much brighter after many of their young stars quickly found their rhythm during the NHL playoffs. [NHL]
  • How to fill the gap between the duo of Carey Price and Shea Weber and that of Nick Suzuki and Jesperi Kotkaniemi. [RDS]
  • Bergevin needs to start setting the bar higher than “let’s try to make the playoffs and then anything can happen with Carey Price.” [Canoe]
  • Andrew Zadarnowski covers the Canadiens post-mortem, challenges ahead, and to-do list.

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Canada’s last team left standing in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs is out to ‘prove people wrong’ in another tough series. [Sportsnet]
  • After an early playoff exit, the Washington Capitals relieved Todd Reirden of his head coaching duties on Sunday. [National Post]
  • Heading into the Eastern Conference Second Round, both the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders feel they can reach another level. [NHL]
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins off-season plan will need to include changes to the roster, coaching staff, and team philosophy, [The Hockey Writers]
  • Marc-Andre Fleury tries to dampen the flames caused by his agent after a suggestive social media post.