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Friday Habs Headlines: Faith in the future was the theme of 2019

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In today’s links, looking at the message that the Canadiens gave their fans this year, the World Juniors kicked off on Wednesday, and more “best of the decade” lists as we close out the 2010s.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Year in Review: “Faith in our future” was the Canadiens 2019 message to fans. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Marc Bergevin may say that the future is bright, but it’s not something that we haven’t heard before. [Hockey Inside/Out]
  • Montreal teams feature heavily on THN’s list of the top ten NWHL and CWHL teams of the decade. [The Hockey News]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • On January 5, 2010, the Canadian U20 Team was gunning for an unprecedented sixth consecutive world championship. John Carlson had other ideas. [ESPN]
  • ICYMI: Canada started off their quest for gold at the World Junior Championships with a come-from-behind 6-4 win over the United States. [EOTP]
  • Defending champions Finland dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to Sweden, who are now undefeated in round-robin play since December 26th, 2006. [EOTP]
  • Hosts Czech Republic, buoyed by a raucous home crowd, upset Russia 4-3. [EOTP]
  • Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Brent Seabrook is out for the season. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • There’s still a fan movement to have Paul Henderson elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame, but the man himself isn’t fussed by his exclusion. [CTV]
  • Nine bold predictions for 2020. [Sportsnet]
  • What were the biggest trades of the past decade? Hint: yes, that one is on the list. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Erik Karlsson heads a list of the top five defencemen of the 2010s. [Sportsnet]
  • Looking back at the ten greatest WJC performances of the decade. [The Hockey News]