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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Words from the Boss

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Marc Bergevin had a lot to say about his team, the players he brought in before the season, the moves he’s made recently, and the future of Cole Caufield. Elsewhere in the league, Galchenyuk finds himself on yet another team, the COVID-19 impact, and more in today’s links

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Marc Bergevin had a lot to say in his most recent press conference. [Montreal Gazette]
  • One of the things Bergevin was clear on is that he has no intention of trading Victor Mete. [TSN]
  • The Habs expect that Cole Caufield will make the jump to pro hockey this year, and they believe that Jordan Harris is also close. [TSN | Twitter]
  • Bergevin has built a great team, which is fantastic, but it also means that players have less margin for error because there is so much internal competition. [The Athletic | Montreal Gazette]
  • There is, in fact, method to the madness as Montreal sits Tomas Tatar and waives Paul Byron. [Sportsnet | Twitter]
  • Like the tsars of his nickname, Alexander Romanov was born to be where he is today. [The Athletic]
  • Former Hab legend Ken Dryden talks about the NHL’s goalie problem. [The Atlantic]
  • It’s never a bad day to remember Saku Koivu’s return to the Habs. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The NHL’s season has been a bumpy one on the COVID-19 front, the approach is adapting, but the situation leaves teams always wondering if they’re gonna be next. [NBC Sports]
  • Despite rules and rink conditions being the same for teams on both sides of the border, the Canadian teams have faired far better than their US counterparts, and a lot of that is due to circumstances outside their control. [CBC]
  • On COVID-19 in the NHL and pondering the timeline of obtaining the vaccine. [The Athletic]
  • Anson Carter talks to Neal Henderson about the impact of Black players in hockey, and how he mentors the minority kids who come his way. [NBC Sports]
  • Lake Tahoe should prove a striking and unique backdrop for the outdoor games this weekend. [NHL]
  • The Devils hold their first practice since the end of January. [NHL]
  • Alex Galchenyuk has a new team for the second time two days (give or take a few hours). [TSN | Sportsnet]
  • Despite the talent Galchenyuk undoubtedly has, he has bounced from team to team a surprising amount of times — which might be less baffling that it might first seem. [TVA]
  • For this marathon hockey game, played out doors, there was more to play for than a win. [Sportsnet | NBC Sports]
  • First COVID-19 and now the weather is getting in the way of the Stars playing hockey, as their game against the Predators is canceled. [NHL]
  • Hockey and finances in the COVID-19 era. [The Athletic]
  • The long off season gave P.K. Subban time to reflect on hockey and the world. [The Hockey News]
  • Duncan Keith still leads the Blackhawks in ice time, despite his age, and is still playing well. So how’s he doing it? [ESPN]