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Monday Habs Headlines: Kirk Muller could be considered for Vegas Golden Knights

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Your daily links, including Muller in Vegas rumours, NHL at the Olympics, a Habs ugly Christmas sweater challenge and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Kirk Muller just might find himself on the list of candidates for the Head Coach position of the Las Vegas Golden Knights. [TVA Sports]
  • After the recent head injury to Andrew Shaw, it’s becoming clear the NHL still needs to do more to protect its players. [Journal de Montréal]
  • Artturi Lehkonen has special visitors in town. [Instagram]
  • In the latest edition of Canadiens Duel, Andrew Shaw and Paul Byron face off in an ugly Christmas sweater challenge. [YouTube]
  • Canadiens’ Goaltending Coach Stéphane Waite is making online instructional videos. [Montreal Gazette]
  • EOTP’s Robyn Flynn joined Habs Breakfast to talk about the development of Michael McCarron. [TSN690]
  • Habs prospect Mikhail Sergachev couldn’t be hotter as he heads towards the WJC. [Mitch Brown]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Olympic participation for the NHL will still be up for discussion until late January. [NBC Sports]
  • John Tortorella finds himself in a rather exclusive club after his most recent win. [Twitter]
  • Randy Carlyle was not told why he was let go by the Toronto Maple Leafs. [The Score]
  • Derick Brassard scored his first game-winning goal in an Ottawa Senators uniform, and it feels as though that could be the first of many to come. [La Presse]
  • Mark Borowiecki broke a skate blate during play on Saturday night, and the ensuing play was unintentionally hilarious to watch. [NHL]
  • And the first star, this unknown child who stole the hearts of Joe Louis Arena. [Brad Galli]
  • At Xcel Energy Center, the Minnesota Wild have given their fans a taste of a virtual reality goaltending game. [Last Word on Hockey]
  • Five things learned from the U.S. junior selection camp. [NHL]
  • At the WJC tournament, off-ice maintenance will play an important role the rink quality for games. [The Hockey News]
  • If you haven’t seen Barney Branch play the Star Spangled Banner at Carolina Hurricanes games, check out his silky smooth sax. [NHL]