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ToHN Daily: Marc Bergevin feeling the heat in Montreal with winless Habs




Times are tough in Montreal. Not only are the Habs looking for their first win but General Manager Marc Bergevin does not have a contract beyond this season, and he would like one “in an ideal world”.

It sounds unlikely that Shea Weber will ever play again. Mix in a Joel Edmundson absence from the blueline and the Habs are in an early hole after reaching the Stanley Cup Final last season.


Montreal: Marc Bergevin is feeling the heat for the Habs’ slow start while seeking a new contract.

Montreal: Bergevin says it’s “a long shot” that Shea Weber ever plays again.

Montreal: The Habs have shaken up the lines at practice in their quest to get a win.

Calgary: Flames “unicorn” Markstrom critical to a successful season. (CHN+)

Toronto: Pressure on Nick Ritchie to produce and the numbers to know. (ToHN+)

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Boston: Bruins have lost veteran winger Nick Foligno to an upper-body injury in the second period of Wednesday’s loss to the Flyers.

Vegas: The Golden Knights battled the Blues in a well-played game but came out on the losing end of a 3-1 score. Defenceman Alec Martinez suffered an injury, too.

Pittsburgh: Penguins like their second defence pairing.

N.Y. Islanders: Young right winger Oliver Wahlstrom is giving the Islanders reason to be encouraged by his play.

Detroit: How has Steve Yzerman built the Red Wings?

Anaheim: Elliotte Friedman notes, in 32 Thoughts, that the Ducks have veterans with expiring deals who could be valuable trade chips – Ryan Getzlaf, Rickard Rakell, Hampus Lindholm, and Josh Manson.

San Jose: Erik Karlsson’s return to Ottawa isn’t the big deal that it used to be.

Premier Hockey Federation: Games are going to air on ESPN+, a great chance to get exposure for that league.

Ottawa: Brady Tkachuk will make his season debut for the Senators Thursday.

Winnipeg: The Jets are bracing for potentially more positive COVID-19 tests, beyond just the case of captain Blake Wheeler.


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