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

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.