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Thursday Habs Headlines: Who’s more essential — Nick Suzuki or Jeff Petry?

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In today’s links, is Petry or Suzuki more important in the Habs lineup, vaccination required at the Bell Centre, Bergevin’s future uncertain, Crosby to miss the start of the season, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Who is more indispensable to the Habs — Nick Suzuki or Jeff Petry? [TSN]
  • As Marc Bergevin heads into the final year of his contract, his future is uncertain. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Four cool things to know about Christian Dvorak. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Mistakes that Bergevin can learn from with Jesperi Kotkaniemi. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Any fan over the age of 12 will be required to be double vaccinated if they’re hoping to attend a game at the Bell Centre this season. [Sportsnet]
  • A little thank you to Jake Allen for his donation to the St. Stephen Minor Hockey Association in New Brunswick.

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Straight shooter Brian Burke talks Pittsburgh Penguins, the fuss over offer sheets, early favourites for the Olympics, and why he doesn’t golf. [Sportsnet]
  • Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is expected to be out for six weeks after having wrist surgery. [NHL]
  • JT Brown pledged his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation in hopes that more information can be discovered about concussions and brain injuries. [TSN]
  • The top ice hockey official in Belarus was banned for five years for politically motivated threats against players. [CTV News]
  • Blake Wheeler and his wife remind us that we should be looking out for each other.