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Sunday Habs Headlines: A contract extension could be in Marc Bergevin’s future

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In today’s links, the potential for a second decade as GM, Jake Allen’s exceptional play, Caufield’s steady brilliance, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Another contract extension could soon be coming Marc Bergevin’s way. [Journal de Montreal | Google Translate]
  • While the two-game series versus Ottawa may make some question it, the Canadiens’ 8-2-2 record to start the year is no fluke. [The Score]
  • Jake Allen built on his strong start on Saturday, now sporting some of the best numbers in the league. [Montreal Gazette]
  • His performance is reminiscent of what Brian Hayward was able to do in a tandem with Patrick Roy two decades ago. [La Voix de l’Est]
  • Nick Suzuki played a big role in ensuring Allen’s effort didn’t go to waste yesterday. [Sportsnet]
  • The Canadiens are Canada’s team in more ways than one. [TVA Sports]
  • Claude Julien is getting fed up with his players taking high hits. [98.5 Sports]
  • Add another three points to Cole Caufield’s season total. [RDS]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Cal Peterson is becoming the number-one option in goal for the Los Angeles Kings. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Derek Stepan may be on the trade block. [Sportsnet]
  • The NHL has announced a whole slew of schedule updates for teams in the East Division. [NHL.com]
  • On a related note, the league is looking to increase the amount of COVID testing it does. [Sportsnet]
  • The prevailing opinion of the players in the NHL is that Tampa Bay will beat Kansas City in the Super Bowl. [NHL.com]