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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Elite Performance

Brendan Gallagher's climb to the top, the Canadiens’ unexpected elite first line, Chiarot's return to Winnipeg, Holiday cheer, Roenick, Aliu and more in today's links

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Montreal Canadiens v Calgary Flames Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Brendan Gallagher has proved all the doubters wrong for years now. [CBC]
  • The Habs’ identity is built around hard work, and no one works harder than Brendan Gallagher. [The Athletic]
  • World Juniors are upon us, and Sportsnet previews all participating prospects of Canadian teams. [Sportsnet]
  • Ben Chiarot was looking forward to returning to his former home rink. [Canadiens]
  • Speaking of Chiarot, his play this season comes as no surprise to the Jets, even if it has surprised everyone else. [The Athletic]
  • Marc Dumont breaks down what makes the Habs’ first line so impressive. [The Athletic]
  • In case you missed it, Joel Armia left the Jets game with an upper body injury. [Twitter]
  • Get into the Holiday spirit with Max Domi's Christmas playlist. [Canadiens]
  • Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • NBC Sports suspends Jeremy Roenick for inappropriate comments. [Twitter]
  • Dougie Hamilton's special bond with a Calgary family has proven stronger than a cross-nation trade, and even death. [Sportsnet]
  • Taking stock of the new and improved Toronto Maple Leafs under Sheldon Keefe. [NBC Sports]
  • Akim Aliu's tweets, which have sparked some much needed change around the hockey world, weren't some careful plan. [NBC Sports]
  • It is no secret that Sidney Crosby has long been one of Nathan McKinnon's inspirations, and it turns out that stretches to contracts as well. [ESPN]