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Monday Habs Headlines: Daniel Carr is proving he belongs in the lineup

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league, including Daniel Carr's outstanding play, Brendan Gallagher struggles with Whack-A-Mole and why Jake Virtanen is not to blame for Team Canada's loss.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Daniel Carr has carved out a spot for himself on the Canadiens, playing alongside Alex Galchenyuk and Lars Eller. As a result Carr, who lead the team in scoring in the month of December, doesn't seem St. John's bound this year. [Journal De Montreal]
  • Listen in as Robyn Flynn recounts her experiences from the Winter Classic and shares her conversation with Les Canadiennes defenseman Julie Chu! [Centre Ice]
  • The Canadiens went through a rough slide in the month of December, putting up only two regulation wins in that time span. Yet, here are three reasons why the fortunes of the team look to reverse in the near future. [CBS Sports]
  • Unfortunately for 6-year old Habs fan Syed Adam Ahmed, his name is on a DHP no fly list. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Montreal Canadiens are on a list of possible destinations, for Columbus Blue Jackets forward Kerby Rychel.

  • This is arguably the best photo taken at the Winter Classic.
  • Montreal Canadiennes forward Kim Deschênes made history at the Winter Classic!
  • Though Brendan Gallagher fought the good fight in this new duel, he was no match for Nathan Beaulie's mole whacking prowess.


Around The League and Elsewhere

  • Though Team Canada made an early exit at this year's World Junior Championships, Vancouver Canucks prospect Jake Virtanen shouldn't be singled out to blame for all of the national team's failure. [Canucks Army]
  • It is important to remember that John Scott of the Arizona Coyotes wasn't voted in an All Star out of good fun. Rather, it was deliberately done to embarrass the NHL. [Down Goes Brown]
  • With Jonathan Drouin going public with his trade request, the Tampa Bay Lightning are now in a rough spot with regards to their former third overall pick. [Sportsnet]
  • If the Lightning do plan on indulging Drouin's trade request, what factors will impact where the young forward will end up landing? [Raw Charge]
  • With Sidney Crosby starting to play like Sidney Crosby again, expect the Pittsburgh Penguins to surge during the second half of their season. [CBS Sports]
  • A hearty stick tap to General Fanager for donating to the Canadian Cancer Society, in memory of CapGeek.