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

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.