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

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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]