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Saturday Habs Links: Michael McCarron cut from Team USA World Junior Championship roster

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Here are your daily links, including the fate of Michael McCarron during the Holidays, the release of 24CH, Desharnais's shift from centre to wing, and why the Pacioretty hit didn't get called.

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Montreal Canadiens

  • Kerry Fraser explains why Clayton Stoner should have been subjected to a formal hearing for his hit on Pacioretty, although the severity of Pacioretty's injury was probably not intentional. [TSN]
  • Unfortunately for prospect Mike McCarron, the USA decided to cut him from their World Junior Championship roster. [Twitter]
  • 24CH is now available online, via Club 1909. [Canadiens]
  • Brett Lernout, 2014 third round pick, was signed to a three-year, entry level contract (2015-16 to 2017-18). [EOTP]
  • Max Pacioretty is listed to day-to-day on his injury. [EOTP]
  • David Desharnais has been shifted from centre to left wing, and he's not very comfortable in his new role. [RDS] (French)
  • Geoff Molson thinks a temporary stadium could be constructed for the Habs to host an outdoor game. [La Presse] (French)
  • Habby Holidays! (amazing pun, we know.)


Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Team Canada made their final cuts for the World Junior Championship, sending Michael Dal Colle, Haydn Fleury, Rourke Chartier and Jason Dickinson home. Here's the final roster. [NHL]
  • Down Goes Brown outlines why the Hawks-Kings Conferences finals was one of the most "Holy Sh*t!" matchups of the year. [Grantland]
  • More details about the Slava Voynov domestic assault case. Warning for graphic and disturbing details. [SB Nation]
  • Jonathan Toews's All-Star campaign video is a promo. [Blackhawks]
  • Steve Mason left the Flyers practice yesterday, but no one seems to know what happened. [BSH]
  • Jets fans went out of their way to troll Claude Julien. Why didn't we think of this? [Eye on Hockey]