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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Despite recent struggles, it's not time to panic

Here are your daily links, including Canadiens prospect news, Winter Classic updates, suspensions, and more!

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Montreal Canadiens links:

  • Despite they way things have been going for the Canadiens, it's not time to panic. The Habs' luck should change, but there's definitely some adjustments that should be made. [Metro]
  • Marie-Phillip Poulin shares a smile with a little girl after a "Try Hockey" session with Les Canadiennes team members. [Canadiennes]
  • IceCaps new forward Eric Neilson, who was brought in on a 25 game tryout, is a great character guy and someone good to have around the room. [The Telegram]
  • After 34 games, Jarred Tinordi finally made his season debut on Monday night against Nashville. [EOTP]
  • Max Pacioretty is facing a big test as captain with his struggling Canadiens team. [TSN690]
  • The Gillette Stadium crew has started building the Winter Classic rink:
  • Four musical acts have been confirmed for the Winter Classic. "The Voice" Season 9 winner, Jordan Smith, is among them. [NHL]
  • December 27th visitation, December 28th funeral set for Canadiens legend Dickie Moore. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Canadiens prospect, Matt Bradley, is enjoying an offensive upturn as of late. [EOTP]
  • NHL trophies, including the Stanley Cup, has been guests of honour at a Montreal lawyer's open house for a great cause. [Montreal Gazette]
  • ICYMI: Here's your weekly dose of Canadiens comics. [EOTP]

Around the NHL and elsewhere:

  • NHL trades seem more difficult to make, will this will continuing being the case because of the Canadian dollar. [JDM]
  • The story of a hockey superhero; Jaromir Jagr. [SN]
  • Boston University forward has been suspended the remainder of the year for gambling. [WEEI]
  • A high-school team tried using two goalies at the same time in a game, and lost 10-0. [UPROXX]
  • Keith Yandle's favourite Christmas song might surprise you. [NHLPA]
  • Things go from bad to worse for the Penguins, as Sidney Crosby is out day-to-day. [PHT]
  • Jared Spurgeon has been re-signed to a 4 year, $20.75M ($5.187AAV) contract. [Puck Daddy]
  • Hockey Canada has released their annual report. The most mind-blowing stat coming from the report is that there are 639,510 children who are registered hockey players in Canada. [HC]
  • When Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are on the ice in 3-on-3 OT, it's pretty fun to watch. [EOH]
  • Max Talbot has been suspended two games for his illegal interference hit to New Jersey's Jiri Tlusty. [NHLPS]
  • Can accuracy be coached? Hockey Graphs takes a look from an advanced analysis. [HG]