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Friday Habs Headlines: A lot at stake for Ducharme and Bergevin

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In today’s links, looking at what playoff success would mean for Marc Bergevin and Dominique Ducharme, why the Canadiens can win this series, and looking at the teams under the most pressure this post-season.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • There are high stakes at hand for Marc Bergevin and Dominique Ducharme. [RDS | Google Translate]
  • Both Bergevin and Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas will be under the microscope. [The Athletic]
  • Vincent Damphousse offers some advice on managing pressure. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Ten good reasons that the Habs can win this series, courtesy of Martin Lemay. [RDS]
  • Eric Staal was relishing the opportunity before game one. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe has no issues with the Auston Matthews-Phillip Danault matchup—at least, that’s what he said before game one. [TSN]
  • Which team is under the most pressure this post-season? [The Athletic]
  • Impending UFA Alex Edler has no intentions of retiring. [TSN]
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-hired John Davidson, recently let go by the New York Rangers, and extended GM Jarmo Kekalainen. [Sportsnet]
  • In praise of Tampa Bay’s salary cap gymnastics with Nikita Kucherov. [ESPN]
  • The Boston Bruins owe their 2-1 series lead largely to their Perfection Line. [TSN]
  • Torille tavataan! How Finland shocked the world in 2019 by winning the World Championships. [The Athletic]