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Tuesday Habs Headlines: The Montreal Canadiens have three representatives at the World Juniors

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Your Boxing Day links, including lamenting the loss of David Desharnais, celebrating Nicolas Deslauriers, a look back at 2017 for the Habs, and much more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The World Junior tournament begins on Boxing Day, as is tradition. This year, Montreal will be well represented by its prospects. [Canadiens]
  • The Habs gave a holiday visit to the Breakfast Club of Canada. [Canadiens]
  • Nicolas Deslauriers has been on fire, and gets the nod as the Biosteel performer of the week. [Canadiens]
  • 2017 wasn’t a banner year for the Habs, here’s a look back at a few key turning points of the calendar. [La Presse]
  • The best possible Christmas gift for all 31 NHL teams. They may have nailed it for the Habs. [The Score]
  • What a difference a year makes. David Desharnais suddenly looks like someone the Habs should have hung onto. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Three former World Junior teammates for Team Canada are now all in the Habs system. Jonathan Drouin, Charles Hudon and Zach Fucale recall their tournament experience. [Canadiens]
  • Victor Mete and Olli Juolevi on being teammates in the OHL, and a World Junior reunion.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Here’s the newest edition of the NHL’s Super-Slo-Mo. [NHL]
  • Next big break on the NHL schedule will be the All-Star Game. Here are 10 things to watch for before the late February pause. [NHL]
  • While we’re listing things, how about 17 key numbers from 2017. [NHL]
  • At the Christmas break, it’s hard to ignore the Vegas Golden Knights as one of the main stories of the season. [FRS]
  • Roman Josi was busy over the holidays:
  • Philadelphia Flyers’ prospect Carter Hart is spreading confidence among Team Canada for the WJC. [Montreal Gazette]
  • If the Habs are happy to have three players in the tournament, the New Jersey Devils are thrilled to have seven prospects participating. [NHL]
  • Our cross-Atlantic neighbours from Russia have arrived on the scene for the World Juniors.
  • The upcoming Spengler Cup will be the last audition for Olympic team hopefuls. [Sportsnet]
  • Don Cherry may have made some adjustments in order to be more relevant, showing he’s got what it takes, even at 83. [NY Times]
  • Jaromir Jagr has played in many cities. One year ago he was much warmer. Where will he celebrate next year?