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Friday Habs Headlines: Do the Canadiens have a partner for Shea Weber?

In today’s links, wondering if Ben Chiarot is the long-sought partner for Shea Weber, the Habs feel the love out west, and Max Pacioretty is on pace for a career year.

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Montreal Canadiens v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Have the Habs finally found a partner for Shea Weber in Ben Chiarot? [Montreal Gazette]
  • Weber has found the fountain of youth this season. [TSN]
  • The Canadiens continue to feel the love from the locals in Western Canada. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • From an average of 4.3 goals against per game in November to 2.1 so far in December, the Habs seem to have found an answer to their defensive woes. [The Athletic]
  • Nick Suzuki has mixed emotions about suiting up for Team Canada at last year’s World Junior Championships, where the home team lost to eventual gold medalists Finland in the quarterfinals. [CBC]
  • Charlie Lindgren, who turned 26 on Wednesday, is grateful for all of the support surrounding him. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • More jewelry for Larry Robinson.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The best of 2019 from The Athletic (all articles are un-paywalled), including features on the tragic life and death of Ray Emery, Carey Price’s journey from Anahim Lake to Montreal, and the unbelievable events surrounding the end of Paul Fenton’s tenure with the Minnesota Wild. [The Athletic]
  • Dustin Byfuglien’s NHL future remains uncertain. [TSN]
  • Max Pacioretty is on pace for a career year in Vegas. Having Mark Stone on your line helps. [TSN]
  • The “regular” everyday routine of a hockey player. [The Athletic]
  • Barry Trotz was not happy with Peter Laviolette icing his star players on a late game power play when already up 8-3. [Sportsnet]
  • The Carolina Hurricanes have named Alyssa Gagliardi Girls’ and Women’s Hockey Specialist. [Canes Country]
  • An insight into the etymology of hockey terminology in the Russian language.