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Canadiens Wrap: Canadiens Need Stars To Win; Bergeron To Retire?

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So why should Montreal Canadiens fans be cheering for the Dallas Stars to beat the Calgary Flames in Game 7 tonight?

Don’t expect Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron to sign with the Montreal Canadiens.

That and all your Stanley Cup Playoffs news in the latest MHN Montreal Canadiens Wrap:

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Montreal Canadiens fans should be cheering for the Dallas Stars to beat the Calgary Flames in Game 7 Sunday night and my partner-in-scribe for MHN, Marco D’Amico, explains why.

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BOS: It’s really a shame that  Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney couldn’t provide the likes of David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron with a legit cup-contending roster because it sure seems like the latter is ready to move on from the Boston Bruins. The read here is that Bergeron will retire and not sign with the Montreal Canadiens (as some supposed Boston sports media insider suggested Thursday), or any other NHL team. It’s either retire or keep playing with the Bruins and right now, the former seems to be where Bergeron is leaning.

Here was the Boston Bruins captain following another early playoff exit:

And here was his longtime linemate and good friend Brad Marchand fighting back tears when discussing the very real possibility that Bergeron’s NHL career is over.

Pitt: Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry is set to start his first game of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs and Sidney Crosby is a game-time decision for Game 7 against the New York Rangers.

Philly: Best wishes to our colleague in Philly, Sam Carchidi, as he recovers from COVID. Here’s some random thoughts from Sam on the state of the Philadelphia Flyers

Wash: Could Washington Capitals forwards Nicklas Backstrom and Carl Hagelin retire this offseason?

FLA: The Florida Panthers are doing something they rarely get to do: bask in the Florida sun!

Vegas: There’s plenty of questions surrounding the Vegas Golden Knights this season and our man in Sin City, Owen Krepps is doing his best to answer them!

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Calgary: In another example of the bleep show that NDPS is, Calgary Flames defenseman Nikita Zadorov will be able to playn in Game 7 on Sunday night against the Dallas Stars.

VAN: So what was it like to be a Toronto Maple Leafs fan in Vancouver after your team choked in a Game 7 for the fourth straight time?

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Speaking of the Leafs, what now after another choke job? Will Kyle Dubas lose his job? What about Sheldon Keefe? Dare we say Brendan Shanahan?

Just hand the Conn Smythe to Connor McDavid today?

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The NHL has turned into a bunch cry babies.

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