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The Daily: Brady Tkachuk Gets Bit, Shake-up in Montreal, Klingberg Rumors



The Marc Bergevin Era may be coming to an end in Montreal. Reports say Jeff Gorton is taking over as director of hockey operations.

It’s been a wild couple of days in the NHL. The league put a pause on Islanders’ games because of Covid. The Los Angeles Kings’ Brendan Lemieux allegedly bit Ottawa Senators forward Brady Tkachuk. And then Scott Mellanby resigned as Montreal’s assistant GM.

That prompted speculation that the Marc Bergevin era is ending.

Today, TSN’s Darren Dreger is reporting on social media that former New York Rangers’ general manager Jeff Gorton will be taking over as Director of Hockey Operations.

Meanwhile, the NHL has offered Lemieux a hearing, meaning he is looking at the possibility of a significant suspension. Brady Tkachuk is irate about entire situation.

Rumor of the Day

Sportsnet reports that the Carolina Hurricanes and other NHL contenders are calling the Stars about John Klingberg. Thus far, the Stars are saying they will keep Klingberg. He becomes an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season.

Also, reports say the Sharks have a team interested in Evander Kane?

Around the NHL

Detroit:  Rookie sensation Lucas Raymond continues to make big plays to help the Red Wings win.

Also, Givani Smith gets his shot on Detroit’s second line. Filip Zadina moves off the line.

Boston: This sounds like it’s a joke, but it isn’t: What did Marchand say to the Rangers’ Panarin?

Calgary: Lucic ejected for ugly hit in 4-2 loss to Winnipeg. Could he be suspended?

Florida:  Upset alert: The Seattle Kraken put down the Panthers, 4-1. The details of the unexpected twist.

Ottawa: The Senators claimed forward Adam Gaudette off waivers from Chicago.

Pittsburgh: Penguins’ wild comeback is not enough, Montreal triumphs 6-3, to end Pittsburgh’s streak.

New York: NHL pauses Islanders’ schedule after Casey Cizikas is latest New York player to enter COVID protocol.

Toronto: Five Maple Leafs takeaways reminds us a win is a win, regardless of if it isn’t impressive.

Vancouver: Where do the Canucks go from here? Five Takeaways.

Vegas: Hockey Now Writer Owen Krepps provides a post-game analysis of the Golden Knights’ 3-2 loss to Edmonton.