Wednesday Habs Headlines: Can Geoff Molson trust Marc Bergevin again?

In today’s links, whether the owner can trust the general manager to handle the rebuild, will long-time Habs veterans finish the year in Montreal, and could the Toronto Maple Leafs be looking for a top defenceman?

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • With the trade deadline approaching, can Geoff Molson put his trust in Marc Bergevin again? [Journal de Montreal|Google Translate]
  • The solution is not in the dressing room, says Jose Theodore. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Down Goes Brown looks at eight risky trade targets, including Max Pacioretty. [Sportsnet]
  • Will Tomas Plekanec finish the year as a Montreal Canadien? [RDS]
  • Pacioretty will greatly miss the recently departed Jim Johannson. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • As he prepared to face-off against his former Halifax Mooseheads teammate Tuesday night, Jonathan Drouin wasn’t surprised by Nathan MacKinnon’s success. [TSN (Video)]
  • From one Canadiennes leader to another, Caroline Ouellette approves of the selection of Marie-Philip Poulin as Team Canada captain. [Instagram]
  • Dr. David Mulder has no regrets about going public with his criticism of what the NHL has (or hasn’t) done to combat concussion funding. [Rick Westhead]/
  • Chris Terry has launched the “Chris ALS All-Star Program.” [Laval Rocket]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Is a William Nylander-Ryan McDonagh trade in the works? [RDS]
  • As things stand, the NHL is poised for more skewed first-round playoff matchups. [TSN]
  • The Colorado Avalanche have come a long way since losing the draft lottery. []
  • Shea Theodore could be a franchise defenceman for the Las Vegas Golden Knights. [Knights on Ice]
  • The Russian Hockey Federation announced the long-list of candidates for Team OAR, including ex-Hab defenceman Nikita Nesterov. [TSN]
  • Mike Babcock, Danielle Goyette, and Ryan Smyth will be inducted into the Order of Hockey in Canada on June 18. [Hockey Canada]/
  • The CWHL is making strides in growing hockey in China. [Sportsnet]
  • The NWHL mourns the passing of Naomi Parker Fraley, the inspiration behind the Metropolitan Riveters. [NHWL]/

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