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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Seeing Canada take gold on his home turf, Ryan Poehling wants to return the favour

In today’s links, a Canadiens prospect on a mission, Max Domi’s season impressions, plenty of World Juniors discussion, and more.

United States v Czech Republic: Bronze Medal Game - 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • With a chance to win gold in front of a home crowd last year, Ryan Poehling and Team USA had to settle for bronze instead. Now with his last chance at a World Juniors title, he’s in enemy territory looking for redemption. [IIHF]
  • Aaron Ekblad may remember the punch he took from Max Domi in the pre-season, but the Canadiens player has progressed a long way from that initial impression on his new fanbase. [La Presse]
  • Domi is also hoping you’re having a good holiday:
  • While we’re talking about him, and with the World Juniors starting today, reminisce about one of the best games he’s played: the 2015 Gold Medal Game. [EOTP]
  • Jacob Olofsson and Team Sweden were celebrating Christmas away from home in style:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The outfits look almost as good as the jerseys they’ll wear on the ice:
  • Now with an accredited hockey federation, Lebanon can begin to compete on the international hockey stage, and the journey begins in Montreal. [Middle East Eye]