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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Offseason Thoughts

Marc Bergevin talks about future plans, Habs head home, the Flames take a hard look in the mirror, Lehner and Fleury laugh off tweet, and more in today’s links

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Marc Bergevin wants to continue to improve the Habs, including through free agency, but reiterates that he wants any such moves to make sense with the Habs’ overall plan. [Sportsnet]
  • For some like Montreal, the aftermath of the mayhem of the first round of this year’s playoffs is hopeful. For others, it’s brought up uncertainty and questions. [The Athletic]
  • It may be disappointing for some that the Habs are headed home, but for others, it’s a matter of joy. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Julian McKenzie and his co-host Tristan D’Amours talk to Maxime Van Houtte about getting into sports journalism as francophones, and more in this week’s episode of The Scrum Podcast. [Spotify]
  • The Calgary Flames have expressed confidence in their core, but also are aware that changes could be coming. [TSN | Sportsnet | NBC Sports | NHL]
  • Jon Cooper’s Lightning are in tough against the Bruins’ top line, and defensive abilities. [TSN]
  • In a time of instability, the Leafs are trying to provide their prospects with as much consistency as possible. [TSN]
  • It could have caused as much controversy between the Golden Knights and Marc-Andre Fleury as it did on Twitter, but Fleury and Robin Lehner have been able to laugh off the picture Allan Walsh tweeted out. [TSN | Sportsnet]
  • A look at which players can help their teams out the most in round two. [Sportsnet]
  • Alexander Ovechkin will grace the cover of NHL21. [Sportsnet | NHL]
  • Both NHL bubbles remain COVID-19 free for the fourth straight week. [NBC Sports]
  • They’re in top-notch facilities, but the strictly sequestered confines of the bubbles do present their own challenges for players and staff alike. [NBC Sports]
  • Either Tristan Jarry or Matt Murray could find themselves in a different jersey when the regular season returns. [NHL | The Athletic]
  • Babcock and Gallant among the list of names for the now vacant Capitals head coach position. [NHL | The Athletic]