Wednesday Habs Headlines: Marc Bergevin is unlikely to trade the third overall pick

In today’s links, Bergevin talks about the draft and the centre position, Alexandre Alain is recognized for on- and off-ice excellence, and the salary cap will be boosted by Vegas’ success.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Marc Bergevin says he’s unlikely to trade the #3 selection, and that he’s not ready to say that Jonathan Drouin failed at centre last season. []
  • Three potential targets for the Canadiens at centre. [RDS]
  • Concordia’s Carl Neill, Alexandre Alain of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada and William Lemay of CÉGEP de Saint-Hyacinthe are recipients of this year’s Guy Lafleur Awards of Excellence and Merit, rewarding hockey players at the amateur level who best combine hockey and academic excellence. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Speaking of Lafleur, the Habs legend revealed that his career was slightly less lucrative than the modern-day NHL player’s. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Les Canadiennes de Montreal: juggling day jobs with elite athletics. [La Presse]
  • Skills and Drills with Les Canadiennes: Katia Clement-Heydra and Emerance Maschmeyer demonstrate how to generate rebounds. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • A look back with the time machine reveals that Canada was behind the Toronto Maple Leafs, not the Canadiens, during that magical summer of ‘93. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Mélodie Daoust and her partner Audrey are pleased to welcome little Mathéo! [Les Canadiennes]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The success of the Vegas Golden Knights will push the salary cap to the $78-82 million dollar range for next season. [TSN]
  • The Islanders’ staff, including GM Garth Snow and head coach Doug Weight, were apparently unaware that Lou Lamoriello had joined the organization. [TSN]
  • Ten facts from the Leafs’ 1993 Game 7 loss to the Los Angeles Kings. [Sportsnet]
  • Third jerseys will return to the NHL for the 2018-19 season. [Second City Hockey]
  • The NHL is playing a waiting game on a possible reinstatement of Slava Voynov. [ESPN]
  • Looking at the top five possible destinations for Ilya Kovalchuk. [The Hockey News]
  • Ranking 25 buyout candidates by benefit to team. [The Athletic]
  • Congratulations to Dr. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, graduate of McGill Medical School and guard for the Kansas City Chiefs. [Laurent Duvernay-Tardif]/

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