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Saturday Habs Headlines: Claude Julien and Marc Bergevin should be in the running for year-end awards

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In today’s news, Danault receives praise, Julien and Bergevin should, some skill from Joni Ikonen, and more.

2017 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Mid season award predictions are trickling out, and there’s a few people who think a few Canadiens personnel should be included in this conversation. [Sportsnet]
  • Philip Danault has gone under the radar this season, but has been a big reason for the Habs success so far. [TSN]
  • ‘Tis the time for prospect rankings, and the Athletic took a look at Montreal’s talent pool. [The Athletic]
  • Is Montreal ready to push for the post season? [Montreal Gazette]
  • Speaking of propsects, hello Joni Ikonen:
  • The Canadiens have launched an alumni website:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Dallas selected the Nashville Predators as their Winter Classic opponents next season. [Defending Big D]
  • The Avalanche will face the Kings at Air Force Academy next season for more outdoor action. [theScore]
  • More tracking, more technology, more data coming to the NHL next season: