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Sunday Habs Headlines: Marc Bergevin discusses potential plans for his newly won third overall pick

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • If you missed the news last night, the Montreal Canadiens moved up to third overall after the NHL Draft Lottery. [EOTP]
  • Marc Bergevin says that moving up to third from fourth leaves the team in “in better shape” than at the beginning of the day.  [TSN]
  • New assistant coach Dominique Ducharme caught the coaching bug during a playing stint in France, and it has carried him all the way to the Montreal Canadiens. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Take a look at how Team USA is shaping up, with Charlie Lindgren being one of the three netminders on the squad:/

  • Ducharme was also quick to clarify that his hiring is not solely to work with one Jonathan Drouin. [The Athletic]
  • Which Canadiens prospects exceeded expectations, and which prospects disappointed? [The Athletic]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Read the reactions to winning the first two lotteries from those at the sites for the Buffalo Sabres and Carolina Hurricanes. [Die By The Blade | Canes Country]
  • Locking up Mikko Rantanen should be one of GM Joe Sakic’s top priorities this offseason. [Mile High Hockey]
  • Going from being an unknown entity to an alternate captain of the Las Vegas Golden Knights, here’s more on Pierre-Edouard Bellemare’s incredible NHL journey. [ESPN]
  • Jake Guentzel has found another gear in the playoffs for the Pittsburgh Penguins. [Sportsnet]
  • After getting knocked out by the Boston Bruins, the Toronto Maple Leafs look set to take on a new opponent – the local media. [Globe and Mail]
  • Speaking of the Bruins, they unfortunately took game one against the Tampa Bay Lightning. But not to worry, we can still take solace in this angry Rask clip. [SCOC]
  • Now this is how you qualify in dramatic fashion:/

  • An unfair ban, the athletes that overturned it, and how soccer is all the better for it. [The Guardian]/

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