Wednesday Habs Headlines: “I’m not arrogant,” says Marc Bergevin

In today’s links, the Habs GM sits down with Eric Engels to talk about the last two tumultuous years, Kotkaniemi and Domi get ready for their first regular season games in Canadiens uniforms, and the Seattle expansion bid moves closer to fruition.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Eric Engels sits down with Marc Bergevin to discuss attitude, arrogance, and Carey Price. [Sportsnet]
  • Hal Gill says Shea Weber is the perfect captain for the Montreal Canadiens. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • The aura of Shea Weber, explained. [The Athletic]
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi can’t wait for his first NHL game. [Montreal Gazette]
  • It may be technically a momentus occasion, but the young Finn is treating it just as another hockey game. [Radio-Canada]
  • On the eve of their first regular season games in the bleu-blanc-et-rouge, Max Domi and Kotkaniemi are feeling relaxed. [La Presse]
  • Suspended for most of the preseason, Domi will get a chance to debut his prowess at centre in the city where his father made the “Domi” name (in)famous. [Prince George Citizen]
  • It’s time for the new-look speedy Canadiens to show their fans what they have. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Xavier Ouellet thinks his best is still ahead of him. [Radio-Canada]
  • Carey Price is touched by the fans’ continued support during and after last year’s annus horribilis. [Montreal Gazette]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Hockey is back!/
  • The NHL is moving forward with the Seattle expansion bid. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The Washington Capitals Stanley Cup rings have an astonishing amount of bling. []
  • It’s not just something that breaks at the worst possible time - a hockey stick needs to be constructed with millimetre precision. [The Athletic]
  • The Athletic 2018-19 season prediction spectacular. [The Athletic]
  • Andrew Berkshire unveils his list of the league’s top 20 centres over the last three seasons. [Sportsnet]
  • There’s room for Patrik Laine’s already prodigious goal totals to grow. [TSN]
  • Why doesn’t USA Hockey make public it’s list of individuals banned for performance enhancing substances? [The Athletic]
  • Ever wonder just who is working for your team behind the bench and behind the scenes? Introducing Behind the Benches, a public database of coaches and coaching roles. [Behind the Benches]/
  • It’s the end of an era, as Brent Burns clips Joe Thornton’s beard. [NBC Sports]
  • Mark Visentin has announced his retirement./
  • Jocelyne Larocque of the Markham Thunder is one of the recipients of the Tom Longboat Award this year./

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