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Monday Habs Headlines: 2021 is turning out to be the best year of Cole Caufield’s life

In today’s links, Caufield is having a great year, has Bergevin mismanaged the salary cap situation, leaders may be missing but there’s no lack of leadership for the Habs, McDavid isn’t focused on the 100 point mark, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Saturday night’s overtime goal was one of the biggest highlights of Cole Caufield’s life. [Montreal Gazette]
  • And he declared 2021 the best year of his life. [Sportsnet]
  • With good reason:
  • Like many of us, Joël Bouchard was very happy to see Caufield score his first NHL goal. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Did Marc Bergevin mismanage the roster situation and make the salary cap situation difficult to manage? [Montreal Gazette]
  • Discussing Nick Suzuki’s play as of late and the hunger of the younger players in the absence of their leadership group. [TSN 690]
  • Anthony Beauregard says he’s still bitter as to why the Laval Rocket never gave him a fair chance to show off his skills. [Journal de Montreal]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Team Canada’s Jill Saulnier talks about the decision to cancel the Worlds in Halifax, training during a pandemic, and more. [The Ice Garden]
  • The Los Angeles Kings offered kind words and hugs to Anaheim Ducks goaltender Ryan Miller after he defeated them on Saturday, presumably for the final time. [NHL]
  • Connor McDavid needs just 13 more points to hit the 100-point mark in the shortened season, but to him team goals are more important right now. [NHL]
  • Hockey’s latest phenom, Connor Bedard, is the first 15-year-old granted exceptional status to play in the WHL and travel to Sweden to play with HV71. [CBC]
  • The Winnipeg Jets leadership team is downplaying their problems during their recent skid. Everyone except Paul Stastny that is. [The Hockey Writers]