Wednesday Habs Headlines: Marc Bergevin has weathered the storm

In today’s links, reaction to Marc Bergevin’s Monday press conference about the team’s prospects, Claude Julien expressed his disgust with the goaltender interference call against the Wild, and Jussi Ahokas returns home for one very special welcome.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Marc Bergevin has weathered the storm, but he hasn’t won anything yet... [Journal de Montreal|Google Translate]
  • Bergevin is wise to stay the course despite the unexpected success of the Habs this season. [La Presse]
  • Five Finns that the Canadiens might consider drafting this offseason. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Claude Julien was not happy with the penalty given to Mikey Reilly for goaltender interference late in the game against the Minnesota Wild. [La Presse]
  • Is Jonathan Drouin willing to pay the price? [TVA]
  • The cast has been announced for the Canadiens annual skills competition. Joel Armia will take on Shea Weber in the hardest shot competition. [Montreal Canadiens]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Team Finland head coach Jussi Ahokas, a new gold medal around his neck, met his 4-day-old son for the first time at the airport in Helsinki on Tuesday. [Iltalehti (Finnish)]/
  • Unfortunately for Canada, parity is the new normal at the World Juniors. [New York Times]
  • A Q&A with Erkka Westerlund, architect of this Finnish golden hockey generation. [The Athletic]
  • Recently acquired Arizona Coyotes forward Nick Schmaltz is out for the season with a lower body injury. [Sportsnet]
  • The truck driver in the Humboldt Broncos crash has pleaded guilty to all charges. [Sportsnet]
  • Best known for football, Alabama — surprisingly — is a hockey state too. [ESPN]
  • Like him or not, Tom Wilson is red-hot right now. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The Philadelphia Flyers tied an NHL record by using their seventh goaltender this season when Mike McKenna started Tuesday night against the Washington Capitals. [ESPN]
  • P.K. Subban has reached out to a young teen hockey player facing racial abuse on the ice and in the stands. [ESPN]
  • 25% of all players in the QMJHL have been traded this season, is this normal? [Radio-Canada]
  • What’s wrong with the Buffalo Sabres, as they plummet in the standings following 17 wins in their first 25 games? [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Early projections for Team Canada at the 2020 World Cup of Hockey. [The Athletic]
  • On Monday night, two natives of Kusmark, Sweden (population 441), Viktor Arvidsson and Par Lindholm, faced off against each other in an NHL game some 6,000-plus kilometres away. [The Athletic]
  • A Vancouver peewee team has made a video to help find their head coach a kidney. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Glenn Healy and Curtis Joseph will be behind the benches for the CWHL All Star Game. [CWHL]/

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