Agent: Bergeron may play one game in Quebec

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Agent: Bergeron may play one game in Quebec

Patrice Bergeron is still looking at Europe as an option with Switzerland as the most likely landing spot should the NHL lockout roll on, but Bergerons agent Kent Hughes also indicated the Bs center might end up playing in a game for the Quebec Caravan League after all.

Hughes stated to CSNNE.com on Tuesday that Bergeron likely wouldnt play in the Quebec barnstorming league organized by Bruno Gervais and Max Talbot, but a Wednesday email to CSNNE.com from Hughes indicated that there had been a change in course: Bergeron might just play in one game for the Le Tourne des Joueurs (The Players Tour) as soon as this week.

Hughes indicated that Bergeron is looking to potentially play in the first Quebec Caravan League contest to be held Thursday night in Chateauguay, a suburb of Montreal. The game is expected to feature some of the best Francophone players out of work during the NHL lockout: Marc-Andre Fleury, Kris Letang, David Desharnais, Mathieu Darche and David Perron along with Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Alex Burrows, Derrick Brassard and Simon Gagne.

The Quebec Caravan games are scheduled to take place on a weekly basis throughout the Quebec province and tickets can be purchased at a cost of 20 with the proceeds set to go to charity. While the Caravan League should boast some good talent, its expected that eventually moving on to Switzerland would place Bergeron in a much higher intensity situation while staying prepared for Bs duty.

Hughes was careful to say that no agreement was in place yet between Bergeron and HC Genve-Servette in the Swiss League. RDS reported on Wednesday that was close to becoming a done deal.

No matter what Bergeron decides there will be an out clause in his contract allowing him to return to Boston once the NHL regular season resumes.

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while spring training is ramping up in a big way down in Florida.

*The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to wear their great, green, old school St. Pat’s sweaters around St. Patrick’s Day this season.

*Jonathan Quick is on the ice and participating in hockey activity, but isn’t quite ready to return for the Los Angeles Kings.

*This is one of the best things you’ll see today with Vladimir Tarasenko making the 11th birthday celebration for a special little girl.

*The Edmonton Oilers could potentially make a lot of moves at the NHL trade deadline, and unsurprisingly, there is quite the call for them to dump Benoit Pouliot after that bad contract they signed him to a couple of years ago.

*Lyle Richardson is predicting the biggest buyers at the 2017 NHL trade deadline and the Bruins are not among the nine teams listed.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) James Mirtle goes 1-on-1 with Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello a wide range of subjects for the Athletic up in Toronto.

*Tommy Wingels continues to fight for inclusion in hockey even as he’s gone from the San Jose Sharks to the Ottawa Senators this season.

*For something completely different: A perfect pool trick shot video will blow your mind and probably get a few pool tables ruined with people trying to recreate it.