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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Bob Gainey is helping with Montreal’s GM search

In today’s links, Jeff Gorton gets a hand, a potential landing spot for Ben Chiarot, China will have an Olympic hockey team, and Spezza gets a significant suspension.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Bob Gainey will be helping Jeff Gorton in the search for the Canadiens’ next general manager. [Montreal Gazette]
  • A look at Gainey’s legacy so far. [Peterborough Petes]
  • Should Ben Chiarot be a target for the Toronto Maple Leafs at the trade deadline? [The Hockey Writers]
  • Less than two months from the start of the Winter Olympics, it’s becoming more unlikely that Carey Price will be named to Team Canada’s roster. [Sportsnet]
  • Peter Abbandonato of the Lions de Trois-Rivières has been named the ECHL player of the week. [ECHL]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • China will be staying in the Olympic men’s hockey tournament after all. [TSN]
  • Some NHL players are considering not going to China for the Games. [TSN]
  • The owner of the Vancouver Canucks hasn’t spoken to Marc Bergevin about the vacant general manager position. [TSN]
  • Jason Spezza has been suspended six games, pending his appeal, for kneeing Neal Pionk. [NHL]
  • Trevor Zegras and Sonny Milano pulled off hockey’s equivalent of the alley-oop dunk last night. [Sportsnet]