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Saturday Habs Headlines: Tough decisions ahead for Marc Bergevin

In today’s links, the tricky off-season the Canadiens’ GM will need to navigate, the team’s promising young core, and free agent Alex Edler.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Despite helming a squad who made it to the Stanley Cup finals, Marc Bergevin will need to make some tough decisions in order to ensure that his team will be as competitive next season. [Montreal Gazette]
  • There are a variety of factors that Bergevin must balance this offseason. [The Athletic]
  • How should the Canadiens approach Phillip Danault’s upcoming contract? [TSN 690]
  • The future of the Canadiens looks bright, as the team’s young core continues to improve. [Montreal Gazette]
  • What might the Canadiens need to do in order to protect Jake Allen? [Journal de Montreal]
  • These are the biggest challenges each Canadian NHL team will face heading into next season. [TSN]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • After spending 15 seasons in a Vancouver Canucks jersey, defenseman Alex Edler is set to become a free agent for the first time in his career. [NHL]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs will most likely be parting ways with Zach Hyman. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • As a coach, sometimes there are better ways to improve your player. [JHanHky]
  • Some NHL teams are steering clear of drafting Logan Mailloux after the nature of the criminal charges pressed against the prospect in Sweden were revealed. [Daily Faceoff]