Friday Habs Headlines: Choosing between Benn and Beaulieu

In today’s links, Bergevin’s decision regarding Galchenyuk’s contract, the Habs could both lose players and make gains at the expansion draft, and more

Montreal Canadiens news and notes:

  • The Habs might have to decide between Jordie Benn and Nathan Beaulieu for the upcoming expansion draft. [TSN]
  • What do the Canadiens need to do with Alex Galchenyuk and his next contract? [TSN 690]
  • A potentially stagnant salary cap is just another thing for Marc Bergevin to consider this offseason. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Could the Canadiens profit from the expansion draft, where teams weigh potential trades against losing players for free? [La Presse]
  • The Memorial Cup capped a whirlwind year for Mikhail Sergachev. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Down Goes Brown looks at 10 superstars who might feature in a summer blockbuster trade this year. #10 will give every Habs fan palpitations. [Sportsnet]
  • Brian Burke has high praise for Marc Bergevin. [Dan Robertson]/
  • Simon Bourque and the Saint John’s Sea Dogs accomplished great things this year. [QMJHL]
  • The Laval Rocket helped raise $1,500 for the Fondation de la Cité de la Santé. [Laval Rocket]/

Around the league and elsewhere:

  • The Vegas Golden Knights have entered into an ECHL affiliation with the Quad-City Mallards. [Vegas Golden Knights]
  • The Minnesota Wild have promoted Andrew Brunette to assistant general manager. [Sportsnet]
  • Shawn Thornton has joined the Florida Panthers executive staff. [Florida Panthers]
  • Chris Pronger is in talks with the Florida organization regarding a potential management position. [Darren Dreger]/
  • The hockey world is very insular and like-minded, and this can leave players isolated and helpless when they exit that world. How does a player develop resiliency in this environment? [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Vote for your favourite hockey films and help decide the best hockey movie of all time. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • IF Sundsvall Hockey has terminated their women’s team in order to save funds for the men’s team, which plays in Division 1, the third tier of Swedish hockey. [The Ice Garden]
  • The LNAH is under threat, as the Trois-Rivieres Blizzard and Laval Predateurs have both ceased operations. [Twitter]/
  • A return to the QMJHL is growing closer for the province of Newfoundland. [RDS]
  • South Korea will compete in the top division of the IIHF World Championships next year, and interest in hockey is skyrocketing in China. [Toronto Star]/

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