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Thursday Habs Headlines: Mike Condon returns home for Winter Classic as a member of the rival team

Here are your daily links, including Mike Condon's Winter Classic mask, Gallagher practicing in Boston, Les Canadiennes outdoor game updates, Teemu Selanne jersey retirement, and more!

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Montreal Canadiens links:

  • All injured Canadiens players will be in Boston for the Winter Classic, but Brendan Gallagher will be the only one on the ice practicing with the rest of his teammates. [Canadiens]
  • The Canadiens arrived in Boston Wednesday afternoon, and are ready to get things going for the Winter Classic:
  • Here is a look back at some of the best moments in the Montreal-Boston rivalry. [SN]
  • Sportsnet released their left-winger power rankings this season to date, and Max Pacioretty is sitting at number seven. [SN]
  • Les Canadiennes and Boston Pride are ready for their outdoor game today at 2PM EST. [SI]
  • Les Canadiennes forward, Julie Chu is ready and excited to play in the Outdoor Women's Classic today. [NHL]
  • Patrick Burke talks about bringing the NHL and women's pro hockey league's together at the Winter Classic. [Yahoo]
  • Winter Classic ice-maker, Dan Craig, has seen it all when it comes to weather and Winter Classic situations. As of Wednesday, the weather was cooperating perfectly. [SN]

  • Around the NHL and elsewhere:

    • Teemu Selanne's jersey number was retired yesterday at the World Juniors. Here is the video. [IIHF]
    • Speaking of Teemu, here are his top 10 moments of his career. [IIHF]
    • Brad Marchand has been suspended three game for clipping Senators d-man, Mark Borowiecki. He will not be playing in the Winter Classic. [NHLDOPS]
    • Team Canada assistant coach, Dominique Ducharme, has decided to stay with the team after the passing of his father. [Yahoo]
    • A Winter Classic debacle with some key Boston Pride team members not being able to play in the outdoor game, and the future of women's hockey. [VICE]
    • Bruins head coach, Claude Julien, is defying expectations with his Bruins this season. [ESPN]
    • Don't get Oilers coach, Todd McLellen going on analytics and intangibles. [EDMJ]
    • TSN & RDS attracted 2.9 million viewers for the Canada-USA World Junior game on Boxing Day, the top rated hockey game on any network to date. [TSN]
    • An awesome one-on-one interview with the Commissioner of the CWHL, Brenda Andress. [G&M]
    • SBN Blog Council: Should the Nashville Predators acquire Steven Stamkos? [SBN]