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Your daily links including, the youngsters are filling their roles, Radulov’s past and an impressive rookie class

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The youth movement on the Habs have been proving their worth as of late, helping the usual suspects to grab some victories. [Sportsnet]
  • Michel Therrien deserves his 400th win after successfully juggling his lines during the string of injuries. Of course, with many of the younger players stepping up, they deserve a lot of the credit as well. [RDS]
  • The whole team was happy with the physicality during their match-up against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. But it was Michael McCarron who gained the most respect from his teammates. [Journal de Montreal]
  • The pillars of the Canadiens house remain strong, allowing them to succeed through the injury epidemic they have faced so far this season. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Alexander Radulov’s “bad rap” is in the past, and he continues to make the most of his return to the NHL. [Fanrag Sports]
  • Andrew Zadarnowski joins the Habs breakfast team to discuss trades and the number of crazy number of players used during the St. John’s IceCaps 10-game road trip. [Montreal 690]
  • Jeff Petry and Paul Byron take each other on in a game of Frisknock in the latest episode of The Duel. [Youtube]
  • Speaking of Petry, he’s killing it with 5v5 points this season.
  • After being signed on Christmas Day, the St. John’s IceCaps have released Brandon MacLean from his PTO. [St. John’s IceCaps]
  • Since 1984, Michel Lapensee, has been the Canadiens team painter. His latest painting, “Like their Idols”, features today’s superstar rivals Carey Price and Auston Matthews. [Sportsnet]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • No Canadian teams made the NHL playoffs last year, but it looks like it will be a different story this season thanks to Carey Price, Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid, just to name a few. [Fanrag Sports]
  • This years rookie class is an impressive group. Most have focused on Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine and Mitch Marner, but Anthony Mantha and Matthew Tkachuk are up there with them. [The Score]
  • With all of the notable rookies this season, there’s a long list for the Calder Trophy half-way through the season. [Yahoo Sports]
  • The Bakersfield Condors and the Ontario Reign faced off in the AHL Outdoor Classic in less than ideal conditions. [Yahoo Sports]
  • A behind the scenes look at how NHL hockey legends and family members spent their New Years Eve. [NHL]
  • Once one of the NHL’s fiercest enforcers, Tie Domi, agrees with easing up on the on-ice policemen - now that his son, Max, is on the ice. [Sports Illustrated]