Sunday Habs Headlines: Marc Bergevin is hoping to turn cap space into packages of assets

In today’s links, the GM wants more deals like the Joel Armia one, investigating the Weber Effect, and the unlikely event of Jesperi Kotkaniemi playing in the WJC.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Marc Bergevin is hoping to use his substantial cap space to acquire multiple assets, as he did in the Joel Armia trade this off-season. [TVA Sports | Google Translate]
  • It’s unlikely that Jesperi Kotkaniemi will be released to play for Finland at the World Junior Hockey Championship. [RDS]
  • A look at the Shea Weber Effect. [La Presse]
  • You can vote for Max Domi, Jonathan Drouin, or Carey Price to be the captain of the Atlantic Division at this season’s All-Star Game. []
  • Domi congratulated Nikita Scherbak on his first goal with his new team:/
  • Flambo is making the rounds of the internet. [Mashable]
  • Santa and his elves handed out some holiday cheer:/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Tod Leiweke will ensure fans have a good experience with the new NHL franchise in Seattle. []
  • Chicago Blackhawks prospect Artur Kayumov was a very bad boy in a recent KHL contest. [Second City Hockey]
  • The story of Humboldt Broncos player Ryan Straschnitzki, who hopes to keep competing in sledge hockey:/
  • Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a young Dallas Stars fan will get a chance to play with his favourite team:/

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