Sunday Habs Headlines: How NHL GMs hang onto their positions even after poor performances

In today’s links, the various reasons for not removing a general manager, Evans discusses joining the Canadiens organization, and some behind-the-scenes looks at teen sensation Patrik Laine.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • There are several reasons why general managers, such a Marc Bergevin, don’t get fired after extended periods of underwhelming results. [ESPN]
  • If you didn’t read it yesterday, Nathan Ni wrote an article on how the Canadiens organization turned a corner in the summer of 1955. [EOTP]
  • Jake Evans spoke about signing in Montreal and what his hopes are for his first professional season:/
  • See the recap of Lukas Vejdemo’s SHL season in video form:/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • An in-depth profile on emerging superstar Patrik Laine, with the most important tidbit perhaps that he’s focused on improving his English so his humour shines through. [ESPN]
  • “I’ll turn 20 on April 19th. We won’t play that day, so maybe I can have some cake. Assuming someone will bake a cake.” Read his own deep thoughts written just before he embarked on his first NHL post-season journey. []
  • Josh Gorges will contemplate his future in the off-season. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]
  • Out for two crucial home games while his team is down 2-0, how will Nazem Kadri’s absence impact the Toronto Maple Leafs? [Sportsnet]
  • The GoFundMe campaign for the Humboldt Broncos has surpassed $11 million. How will all that money be distributed? [CBC]/

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