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Monday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty and Jonathan Drouin will be wishing for some offence

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Here are your daily links including Pacioretty and Drouin lack follow through, Niemi does his job, and more on Saturday’s loss

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The offence (read: Max Pacioretty and Jonathan Drouin) continues to produce chances but lacks finish. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Andrew Zadarnowski joins Habs Breakfast to discuss the Canadiens’ 4-1 loss against the Oilers on Saturday night. [TSN]
  • The loss in Edmonton certainly didn’t fall on the shoulders of Antti Niemi during Price’s night off. [Journal de Montreal]
  • If you missed them, check out our WJC team previews ahead of the first games on Tuesday [EOTP | BLR | CAN | CZE | DEN | FIN | RUS | SVK | SWE | SUI | USA]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Hockey Canada will wait until after the WJC to announce the Olympic Team Canada roster, with a target date of January 11. [Sportsnet]
  • Alexander Burmistrov of the Vancouver Canucks has retired from the NHL. [Twitter]
  • Instead of hiding it, like most players and teams do, Auston Matthews announced that his “upper body injury” was really a concussion. [Sportsnet]
  • Rasmus Dahlin is Sweden’s best prospect and the favourite to go No. 1 in the 2018 NHL Draft. [Sportsnet]
  • Arizona’s Zac Rinaldo has been offered an in-person hearing after a blow to an unsuspecting opponent. [Twitter]
  • After viewing the play in question, I’m pretty sure it’s not going to end well.