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Sunday Habs Headlines: The next NHL season may not begin until 2021

In today’s links, Gary Bettman discusses the current plan for next year, looking at Marc Bergevin’s best contracts, Alex Pietrangelo discusses his situation, and more.

New York Islanders v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The five best contracts Marc Bergevin has offered in his tenure as Canadiens GM (and some of his worst). [Journal de Montreal]
  • Bergevin’s trade of a fifth-round pick to acquire Joel Edmundson’s rights may have helped solidify the price for such a trade. [Sportsnet]
  • It wasn’t as good as his first year, but there were some standout moments from Max Domi in his second go-round with the Habs. [Canadiens.ocm]
  • The numbers show that Jayden Struble had a very strong freshman year at Northeastern University. [EP Rinkside (paywall)]
  • Draft-eligible centre Dylan Holloway has impressed his head coach in Wisconsin, and could be an option for the Canadiens at 16th overall. [TVA Sports]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The start of the 2020-21 season could be later into the month of December than originally hoped, or the start of the new year. [NBC Sports]
  • Alex Pietrangelo is set to test free agency, which he thinks can benefit both him and the St. Louis Blues. [Sportsnet]
  • Hockey is becoming more popular in Hispanic communities. [NHL.com]
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins re-signed centre Jared McCann to a two-year contract. [PensBurgh]
  • This is now Victor Hedman’s time to shine on the world hockey stage. [Raw Charge]
  • It turns out Joe Pavelski would have made it to the final round whether he chose Tampa Bay or Dallas. This is why he chose the Stars. [Sportsnet]
  • There are several similarities between this year’s Stars and last season’s Stanley Cup-champion Blues. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Scotty Bowman expects the Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning to put on a good show in the Final. [NHL.com]
  • This year’s final round features a special guest: