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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Suzuki, Kotkaniemi, Romanov, and Price are untouchable, says Marc Bergevin

In today’s links, Marc Bergevin talks about his roster composition, Brendan Gallagher would like to be in Montreal for the long haul, and looking at the top RFAs of 2020.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Marc Bergevin declares that the Habs’ two young centres, Alexander Romanov, and Carey Price are “untouchable.” [TVA Sports | Google Translate]
  • Bergevin would also like Cole Caufield to play in Europe if the NCAA season is delayed or canceled. [La Presse]
  • Joel Edmundson’s acquisition gives the Canadiens GM blueline security as he wrestles with other on-going negotiations. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Brendan Gallagher is hoping for a long-term extension with a team on the rise. [Sportsnet]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Looking at the top 16 RFAs of 2020. [Sportsnet]
  • Corey Pronman identifies the biggest need for each NHL team heading into the draft. [The Athletic]
  • Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan expects Braden Holtby to test free agency. [Sportsnet]
  • Reaction to the Capitals announcing Peter Laviolette as their new head coach. [The Athletic]
  • The Florida Panthers turn to three former members of the Columbus Blue Jackets organization (including ex-Hab Blake Geoffrion) as they rebuild their front office. [Florida Panthers]
  • As the NHL (and most of the world) faces a financial downturn, the spectre of an NHL franchise in Quebec City raises its head again. [Radio-Canada]
  • Jim Nill wishes that Anton Khudobin was signed to a 5 year contract instead of just two. [TSN]
  • The Minnesota Wild have re-signed defenceman Jonas Brodin to a 7 year contract worth $42 million dollars. [TSN]