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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Can the Montreal Canadiens finish 2017 in style?

In today’s links, a look ahead at the Habs’ schedule to finish the year, both Team Canadas are off to winning starts, and what are the stories to follow in 2018?

Montreal Canadiens v Arizona Coyotes Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Can the Canadiens finish their road trip on a high note? [Journal de Montreal | Google Translate]
  • Teuvo Teravainen talks about his good friend Artturi Lehkonen. []
  • An audition and a decision lies ahead for Jake Evans. []
  • ICYMI: Team Canada opened the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship with a 4-2 victory over Team Finland. [EOTP]
  • Victor Mete was named player of the game for Canada:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Legendary goaltender Johnny Bower passed away at the age of 93 yesterday. His family released a statement:
  • The Canadiens offered their condolences:
  • Read Dave Stubbs’ article on one of the greatest men the game has ever seen. []
  • The other Team Canada opened the Spengler Cup with a 5-3 victory over Mountfield HK (based in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic), with goals from ex-Habs Victor Bartley and P.-A. Parenteau. [TSN]
  • Looking ahead to the people and stories to follow in 2018. []
  • Zac Rinaldo has waived his right to an in-person hearing over a sucker-punching incident in a game vs. the Colorado Avalanche. [NHL Player Safety]
  • Is Kris Letang’s season thus far unlucky or bad? [PensBurgh]
  • Who will be the breakout star of the 2018 WJHC? [SB Nation]
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning have the biggest presence on Team Canada for the second year in a row. [Stephane Leroux]
  • Marissa and Hannah Brandt of Vadnais Heights, MN will both be playing hockey at the 2018 Winter Olympics - but Marissa will be donning the colours of South Korea while Hannah puts on the stars and stripes of Team USA. [AP]