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Wednesday Habs Headlines: “Anything is possible” if the team makes the playoffs, says Marc Bergevin

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In today’s links, Marc Bergevin discusses the coaching change, Cole Caufield, and the trade deadline, rating the Habs’ players at the mid-season mark, and where do the Buffalo Sabres go from here?

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Marc Bergevin feels that “anything is possible” if the Canadiens make the playoffs. [TSN]
  • Bergevin also says that Cole Caufield could join the team after the end of his NCAA season. [NHL.com]
  • The general manager also appreciates the changes implemented under Dominique Ducharme. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Bergevin’s general caution though was a departure from the off-season whirling dervish that took the NHL by storm. [Radio-Canada]
  • Can the Habs free up enough cap space for the likes of Mattias Ekholm? [Sportsnet]
  • Jeff Petry continues to head the pack while Nick Suzuki falls back: the mid-term grades for the Montreal Canadiens. [The Athletic]
  • Kaiden Guhle will be out indefinitely with a hand injury suffered in a WHL game against the Moose Jaw Warriors. [Prince Albert NOW]
  • Cayden Primeau joins Marc Dumont to talk about his development, his hobbies, and what it’s like growing up with an NHLer for a father. [History in the Making Podcast]
  • Sheldon Souray talks about his Montreal days, including the time he tried to pay for a car with a bag of cash. [The Alumni Lounge Podcast]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Timur Faizutdinov, a 19-year-old defender for Dynamo St. Petersburg, has died after being struck in the head by a puck during an MHL game on March 12. [Sportsnet]
  • Ten teams that need to make a move by the Trade Deadline. [The Athletic]
  • There are no easy answers facing the Buffalo Sabres. [31 Thoughts]
  • How much trade value does Mattias Ekholm have? [Sportsnet]
  • As fans return to stadia across the United States, Canadian franchises are in “no rush.” [The Athletic]
  • Alex Ovechkin moves past Phil Esposito for sixth on the all-time scoring list with his 718th tally. [TSN]
  • With Ben Chiarot and Jujhar Khaira recently injured in fights, NHLers weigh in on fighting’s place in hockey. [TSN (Video)]