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Thursday Habs Headlines: Shea Weber’s road to becoming the Canadiens' captain

Here are your daily links, including a look at Shea Weber’s life long before he earned the C in Montreal, Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s proud dad, and more.

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Hershey Bears v Milwaukee Admirals Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • According to Milwaukee Admirals teammate Rick Berry, not a lot about Shea Weber has changed since those days. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi got to share his new NHL life with his dad, this time in person. [The Athletic]
  • Karl Alzner didn’t waste any time scoring his first goal for the Rocket. [Twitter]
  • The Pacific Institute is fighting to promote civility in sport. [Journal Métro]
  • Alexander Romanov sure knows how to stay on his feet.
  • Tomas Plekanec will have some new threads to celebrate the Holidays.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Not many things are better than puppies (Alexander Wennberg agrees).
  • With all the changes happening within the Flyers’ organization, who does Paul Holmgren think would make a good GM in Philadelphia? [Broad Street Hockey]
  • Jeff Skinner is currently living his best life with the streaking Buffalo Sabres. [TSN]
  • What’s going on with Ilya Kovalchuk? [The Athletic]
  • Nikolaj Ehlers and the Winnipeg Jets are hosting their Hockey Fights Cancer night on Thursday, and Ehlers got a new haircut for the occasion: