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

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. []
  • 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)]