Thursday Habs Headlines: Canadiens looking to tap KHL free agent market

Here are your daily links, including Marc Bergevin’s interest in the KHL, what went wrong in the playoffs, and Alex Galchenyuk’s future.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Elliotte Friedman indicated that it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Habs dip into some KHL talent after Marc Bergevin was asked about Russian forward Vadim Shipachyov. [SN]
  • Speaking of which, according to a report the Canadiens may be close to signing KHL defenceman Jakub Jerabek. [EOTP]
  • Marc Dumont joined the Andrew Berkshire Podcast to discuss what exactly went wrong for the Canadiens this post-season. [ABP]
  • TSN Insider Bob McKenzie isn’t as down on the Montreal Canadiens’ future as some others seem to be. [TSN 690]
  • Alex Galchenyuk has been moved around the lineup a lot in recent years, and while he may one day return to centre, the Habs are comfortable keeping him on the wing for now. [NJH]
  • After a disappointing playoff exit few things can bring joy to Habs fans, but one that can is Carey Price’s desire to return next season. [CBC]
  • Tomas Plekanec will be heading to the IIHF World Championships: /
  • Clement Jodoin will be leaving his position as the Habs assistant coach to pursue other opportunities. [EOTP]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The Buffalo Sabres may have interest in hiring current Arizona Coyotes GM John Chayka. [FFH]
  • Nikita Kucherov had some harsh words for some of his Tampa Bay Lightning teammates. [Raw Charge]
  • In the big trade of last summer, perhaps it wasn’t the Habs or Predators who won, but P.K. Subban individually. [Vice Sports]
  • A Boston University researcher has diagnosed CTE in four former junior hockey players who had committed suicide. [TSN]
  • The Chicago Blackhawks’ first-round exit demonstrated the effect the salary cap has on the modern NHL. [The Signal]/

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