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Sunday Habs Headlines: Victor Mete named an alternate captain for Team Canada

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In today’s link, Mete gets a leadership role, Gallagher talks about his maturity, the Habs show off their holiday suits, and more.

Chicago Blackhawks v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Victor Mete will be part of the leadership core for Team Canada at the World Juniors, receiving an A for the tournament:
  • We have previews for six of the 10 teams participating in the WJC, with the other four coming throughout the day today. Read up on the teams standing in Mete’s way of claiming gold. [EOTP | BLR | CZE | DEN | RUS | SVK | SUI]
  • Brett Lernout was reassigned to the Laval Rocket last night. [EOTP]
  • EOTP’s deputy managing editor, Jared Book, was on TSN radio ahead of yesterday’s game to discuss the Habs and praise Artturi Lehkonen. [TSN1260]
  • Before the game versus the Vancouver Canucks this week, Brendan Gallagher spoke about how he has matured in his NHL career, and how he developed his win-at-all-costs mentality. [The Province]
  • The Canadiens aren’t making those who’ve chosen Habs players for their fantasy teams very happy. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • The Habs entered their game versus the Oilers wearing their holiday cheer on their sleeves. [TVA Sports]
  • More photos of their entrance:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Jeff Petry can now be taken off the naughty list in Edmonton:
  • He was recently awarded the title of best moment from the NHL’s first 100 years with his five goals in five different situations within a single game. Fifteen years ago, Mario Lemieux decided he’d try to add a goal off the drop of the puck in the offensive zone. [PensBurgh]
  • Partway into the season, with the Chicago Blackhawks struggling, there were questions about whether the team should have traded Corey Crawford instead of Scott Darling. You don’t hear those questions anymore. [Second City Hockey]
  • How will George Parros handle his first run-in with Zac Rinaldo in his new capacity of head of the Department of Player Safety?