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Saturday Habs Headlines: Adversity will make the Canadiens stronger

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Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including Michel Therrien's comments on the recent slump, Michael McCarron being rewarded for his play in St. John's, and more speculation on Steven Stamkos.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Michel Therrien believes the recent rough patch will only make the Canadiens stronger. [Sportsnet]
  • In case you missed it, the Habs called up Michael McCarron on Friday. [EOTP]
  • On that note, check out Terry Ryan's thoughts on McCarron's play. [TSN 690]
  • More Steven Stamkos speculation, are the Habs a real option for the Lightning captain? [TSN 690]
  • As Pat Hickey writes, any Stamkos deal would cost the Habs some important pieces. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Canadiens will need to find a way back into the win column on the road. [RDS]
  • Our friends at Pension Plan Puppets wrote this piece on Leafs prospect Andreas Johnson, which comes with some insight on Habs hopeful Artturi Lehkonen. [PPP]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • New York Islanders prospect Linus Soderstrom has opened up about his life with Asperger's and ADHD. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • Chicago Blackhawks forward Marcus Kruger will miss the next four months with a dislocated wrist. [Puck Daddy]
  • As the Winter Classic draws near, check out this newly renovated rink courtesy of the Winter Classic Legacy Initiative. [NHL.com]
  • Could full face shields one day be a regular feature in the NHL? [Globe and Mail]
  • According to a study, sports fans like, and are ready for more, LGBT diversity. [SCOC]
  • However, don't miss this response article from Jewels from the Crown writer John Carroll. [SCOC]