Saturday Habs Headlines: Waiting for Marc Bergevin’s big move

Your daily links, including a crash in confidence for Montreal’s head office, Marc Bergevin dreaming big while not looking ahead, More analysis of the Andrei Markov news, and more.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Elliotte Friedman believes Marc Bergevin may be dreaming of a big move, and may hope to pull one off this summer. [FRS]
  • Curiously, despite Carey Price’s world-class ability to block shots, the Habs have surrounded him with shot blockers.. [Marc Dumont/TSN 690]
  • Here’s a look at what’s good and what’s bad about the Habs’ current salary cap situation. [NBC Sports]
  • If it were up to what a GM wanted and roster space or salary cap weren’t an issue, the Habs would still have Andrei Markov - but the NHL is a business and they don’t. [TSN 690]
  • Arpon Basu discusses his thoughts on the Markov situation. [TSN 690] and also [TSN 1050]
  • Leaving Montreal makes Andrei Markov sad, just as it does for fans. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Markov’s play may not be easily replaced by the Canadiens, possibly not at all. [The Hockey News]
  • Jordie Benn may play a bigger role for the Canadiens next season, and he’s well positioned to do so and be a high-value player for Montreal. [Cerebral Puck]
  • Joni Ikonen will have an opportunity this week to try to play his way onto a WJC roster. [Canadiens]
  • It’s reported that the Habs have offered a contract to Artur Tyanulin. [Sports Business Gazette - Russian]
  • James Bisson remembers the last Canadiens’ cup on its 25th anniversary. [The Score]
  • Habs fans should want to see more of Pedro Martinez at the Bell Centre, the Canadiens always win when the former Expos pitcher is in town. [Canadiens]
  • Pierre Allard discusses the pros and cons of shakes when it comes to complimenting or supplementing meals on a fitness routine. [Canadiens]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Ryan Johansen signed an eight-year extension with the Predators. [OTF]
  • NHL front office confidence poll results are in - Habs fans shouldn’t be surprised to see Montreal lingering near the bottom. [The Hockey News]
  • Our pals over at Canes’ Country have been on a hot-take-a-thon, and here’s the grand finale of it all. [CC]
  • Terrell Owens, former Montreal Alouettes receiver, was in Montreal for some training, and he showed off to the younger Kris Letang. [RDS]
  • Take a trip down memory lane for no reason, except maybe defunct Friday. [Eric Poole]/

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