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Monday Habs Headlines: Losing Jesperi Kotkaniemi could prove to be a win for the Canadiens

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In today’s links, losing Kotkaniemi to Carolina could be a win for Bergevin, getting to know Dvorak’s numbers, the Habs’ less-than-positive offseason, key milestones to watch for this season, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Losing Jesperi Kotkaniemi to the Carolina Hurricanes could prove to be a win for Marc Bergevin and the Canadiens. [Sportsnet]
  • Carolina general manager Don Waddell insists that his interest in Kotkaniemi wasn’t an act of revenge. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Taking a look at the Habs’ latest centerman Christian Dvorak’s career numbers. [NHL]
  • Kotkaniemi is excited about having a fresh start with his new team. [Montreal Gazette]
  • A look at the timeline that shows the Canadiens haven’t had a very positive offseason. [TSN]
  • Steve Dangle weighs in on the Kotkaniemi offer sheet, acquiring Dvorak, and all the picks. [YouTube]
  • Carey Price is fitting in some family fun before heading back to work in a few weeks.

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The NHL may have gotten the green light to send their players to the 2022 Beijing Olympics but there’s still a lot of work to come. [CBC]
  • Key player milestones to watch for during the 2021-22 season. [Hockey News]
  • Hurricanes defenceman Jake Gardiner is not expected to play this season due to hip and back surgeries. [NHL]
  • If the Detroit Red Wings are focused on winning the Stanley Cup sooner rather than later, they need a better first-line centre than Dylan Larkin. [The Hockey Writers]