Friday Habs Headlines: Trevor Timmins has Marc Bergevin’s confidence

In today’s links, Galchenyuk is very pleased to still be a Hab, Markov’s future is up in the air, and a look at the short-lived Ilya Kovalchuk saga.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes:

  • Trevor Timmins’ fate is intrinsically tied to that of Marc Bergevin. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Alex Galchenyuk is very happy to have signed a three-year contract with the Habs. [EOTP]
  • ICYMI: The Canadiens concluded their Development Camp yesterday. [EOTP]
  • Ron Hextall refutes rumours out of Montreal, saying that the Philadelphia Flyers have not spoken to UFA Andrei Markov. [TSN]
  • Will Bitten has experienced a few changes of scenery on his road to the NHL. []
  • The Brampton Beast are looking for substantial local investment - up to 49% of the team, in fact. [Brampton Guardian]/

Around the league and elsewhere:

  • Ilya Kovalchuk is staying in the KHL. Greg Wyshynski takes a behind-the-scenes look at how the New Jersey Devils dealt with his brief flirtation. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • The Devils have a void at right wing. [All About the Jersey]
  • What will the cap space-strapped Washington Capitals do with the newly re-signed Philipp Grubauer? [Japers’ Rink]
  • What impact will the Connor McDavid deal have on other youngsters looking for new contracts in a few years? [Sportsnet]
  • Nikita Nesterov is heading to the KHL. [Twitter]/
  • Long before Manon Rheaume, an 18-year-old named Karen Koch was the first woman to be paid to play hockey. [The Ice Garden]/

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