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Thursday Habs Headlines: Noah Juulsen expected to play a big part with Team Canada

Here are your daily links, including a Habs prospect on Team Canada, Alexei Emelin’s success on the blue line, and an impressive start for Artturi Lehkonen.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • It hasn’t been an easy road to get there, but Noah Juulsen is a lock to crack Team Canada’s World Junior roster, and he should play a big part in the team’s success. [Montreal Gazette]
  • While nobody would have thought this at the time, the acquisition of Paul Byron has turned out to be one of Marc Bergevin’s best moves as GM. [RDS]
  • He’s also the best waiver pickup the team has ever made. [EOTP]
  • Alex Radulov forgot to put his teeth in before visiting the Montreal Children’s hosptial, but he still managed create a lot of smiles. [Gazette]
  • Alexei Emelin has had great success this season, and throughout his NHL career, when it comes to separating opposing forwards from the puck with his body. [RDS]
  • Not one of the most flashy rookies on the league this season, Artturi Lehkonen is quietly doing everything that has been asked of him. [JDM]
  • After returning to the league from the KHL, Alexander Radulov has found a spot in Puck Daddy’s top ten players of the year. [Puck Daddy]
  • Les Canadiennes took a moment to thank the Habs and share a video of their first ever game at the Bell Centre.

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Ron Wilson, former coach of the Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs, has suffered a stroke and is currently in rehab. [Twitter]
  • Andrew Berkshire takes a look at whether Leon Draisaitl is likely to continue his scoring pace. [SN]
  • Few would debate the notion that Paul Maurice is a good coach, but maybe the Winnipeg Jets are simply the wrong team for him. [AIH]
  • 40-year-old Patrik Elias is still unsure about whether or not he will be playing for the New Jersey Devils at any point this season. [PHT]