Wednesday Habs Headlines: Marc Bergevin has faith in his team moving forward

Here are your daily links covering what Marc Bergevin thinks about his team's season, moving David Desharnais and the secret behind Brian Burke's fashion choices.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Despite his team's lack of success this season, Marc Bergevin still believes that the Montreal Canadiens are moving in the "right direction". [Sportsnet | Montreal Gazette]
  • Ray Ferraro believes that the current culture in Montreal is too toxic for young prospects, while Chris Nilan defends Marc Bergevin against some of his most vocal critics: the fans. [TSN 690 | Ferraro | Habs Lunch]
  • Are the Montreal Canadiens considering parting ways with centre David Desharnais? [TVA Sports]
  • The AHL has suspended Stefan Matteau for two games for an illegal check to the head. Matteau is expected to serve the suspension when he is placed on an active AHL roster. [TVA Sports]
  • Elliotte Friedman's latest 30 Thoughts article shares some insight into where the Canadiens stand with regards to their star goaltender. [Sportsnet]
    "One of the reasons Carey Price and the Canadiens are still hoping for a return this season? They want him in a game to see how he is. It gives you some level of certainty or understanding of where he really stands as everyone prepares for next season. It could also serve as a measuring stick for whether he should play in the World Cup. If he doesn’t come back or he doesn’t look good, Montreal has justification for asking him to bow out."
  • Watch as young Zakary St-Pierre grills Brendan Gallagher over everything from his musical tastes to how his French lessons are progressing! [Canadiens]
  • P.K. Subban and RW & CO seem excited to reveal part two of their slick clothing campaign! [Twitter]
  • Happy belated birthday to Bud Holloway! Holloway currently leads all St. John's IceCaps in scoring, having put up 46 points in 51 games this season. [Instagram]
  • Scott Howes of the Brampton Beast couldn't have gotten to where he is now without taking part in his old community-run Moss Park Hockey League. [Brampton Beast]
  • In only her second season with Les Canadiennes, Kim Deschênes has surpassed her rookie scoring totals by an impressive 19 points and finished third in the CWHL's scoring race. [Women's Hockey Life]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • What is the secret behind Brian Burke's reluctance to knot his tie? Simply put, laziness. [Sports Illustrated]
  • The Vancouver Canucks now sit in a difficult position, after having been unable to move any of the pending UFAs they had planned to swap for future assets before the trade deadline. [Canucks Army]
  • Check out how Team Finland and Team Russia's respective World Cup squads were predicted to shape up! Both teams will need to make some tough decisions regarding whether to call up players from the KHL. [Sportsnet | Finland | Russia]
  • The newest You Can Play campaign video features Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown and teammate Tanner Pearson supporting LGBTQ athletes [You Can Play]
  • Here's a handy visual that details all the trades that went down before the deadline!
  • Fans in Los Angeles were excited when one of the NHL's best defencemen showed up at the Lakers game [Twitter]

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