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Monday Habs Headlines: Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s opportunity to step up

In today’s links, Kotkaniemi’s opportunity to fill the gap Danault left, Angela Price gives us a peek inside the Price’s world these past few months, Kane denies gambling allegations, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi has a chance to prove himself this season with Phillip Danault gone, he just needs to work hard this offseason. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Even though Kotkanimei and Nick Suzuki are ready to step up, the Canadiens will miss Danault’s two-way reliability. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Angela Price gives us a peek inside the Price’s world during the playoff run, expansion draft, Carey’s knee injury, and more. [By Angela Price]
  • Four areas Marc Bergevin must focus on between now and training camp. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Grading Bergevin’s free agency moves. [TSN 690]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Evander Kane denied gambling allegations, made by his wife, that he bet on his own NHL games last season. [Sportsnet]
  • Setting aside his reservations about leaving Las Vegas and contemplating retirement, Marc-Andre Fleury will be between the pipes for the Chicago Blackhawks next season. [ESPN]
  • Every significant free agent signing explained in two sentences. [Sportsnet]