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Thursday Habs Headlines: Bergevin may look to add several pieces for “all-in” season

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • In his 30 Thoughts, Elliotte Friedman suggests that Marc Bergevin will go “all-in” this season, and may be looking to add at least one forward in addition to the rumours of a top-four defenceman. [SN]
  • When asked about whether he wants to re-sign long-term with the Canadiens, Alexander Radulov took a cautious approach while also noting how much he enjoys playing in Montreal. [TVA]
  • Nathan Beaulieu is on the mend after taking a puck in the throat, but he won’t be singing any duets for a while:/

  • The Habs have been able to find the net more consistently this season, and part of the reason is the production from the blue line, as Shea Weber and Andrei Markov sit tied atop the league in defenceman scoring. [TVA]
  • Michel Therrien explained his remarks regarding Max Pacioretty’s play from earlier this week when he claimed that the Habs captain may have to go get the puck for himself, saying that he expressed himself poorly. [SN]
  • The TSN 690 Morning Show panel discusses the same issue, wondering whether Therrien likes the way Pacioretty plays and if he has been too hard on the captain. [TSN 690]
  • McGill University announces a program that will honour the memory of Canadiens great Jean Béliveau while supporting the school’s top athletes. []/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The 31st NHL franchise finally has a name, as the Vegas Golden Knights will begin play next season. [TSN]
  • While there has been some lukewarm reaction to the team’s branding, all in all, Golden Knights really isn’t that bad a name. [Puck Daddy]
  • Some surprises emerged on the list of players that will require to protection from their teams ahead of the expansion draft, such as Rick Nash of the New York Rangers. [SN]
  • The benefit of an NHL-hosted World Cup of Hockey was that the NHL could actually make money off of it, but it doesn’t seem to have brought in much for the players who competed. [SBN]
  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson recounts the tale of his arrival in Arizona, and his attempts to model his game after countryman Nicklas Lidstrom. [TPT]
  • Jack Han draws a comparison between Allen Iverson and the offensive play of the Philadelphia Flyers. [Twitter]
  • The lawyer of a group of former NHL players pursuing legal action against the league because of brain injuries has asked for more emails to be made public. [TSN]/

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