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Thursday Habs Headlines: Nick Suzuki brings versatility to Team Canada

Here are your daily links, including Montreal prospects impressing at WJC, Gallagher’s leadership, goalie mom problems, and more.

Canada v Denmark - 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Nick Suzuki’s versatility makes him an asset for Team Canada at the World Juniors. [TSN]
  • People around the league are taking notice of Brendan Gallagher’s significant leadership role with the Habs. [Sportsnet]
  • With an 8-4-0 record so far this month (and 3 games left to play), the Canadiens are having an excellent December, compared to their recent past. [Montreal Gazette]
  • ICYMI: Josh Brook, Nick Suzuki, and Team Canada defeated Denmark 14-0 on day one of the World Junior Championships. [EOTP]
  • ICYMI: Karl Alzner will be rejoining the Canadiens. [EOTP]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Being a goalie mom can be really tough, as Mike DiPietro’s mom shares.
  • Like it or not, the Flyers’ new mascot, “Gritty”, is part of American culture now. Somehow. [Vox]
  • Minnesota’s Matt Dumba will miss at least three months after undergoing surgery. [Sportsnet]
  • Upstate New York is home to an impressive hockey club, made up entirely of players over 50 (sometimes way over). [ESPN]