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Wednesday Habs Headlines: 2020 Edition!

In the first links of the new year, wondering if the Habs need to turn back to “boring” hockey for success, Alexander Romanov is one of Russia’s leading contributors at the WJC, and the trade market is starting to take shape.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Habs need to get back to playing “boring” hockey if they want to win. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Alexander Romanov closes the World Junior Championship round robin with a goal and four points to his name. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Can the Canadiens become contenders in the next 18 months? [The Athletic]
  • Mitch Melnick reflects on the greatest game ever played—the Canadiens vs. CSKA, December 31, 1975. [The Athletic]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Jake Guentzel of the Pittsburgh Penguins is out four to six months after shoulder surgery. [Sportsnet]
  • The trade market is starting to take shape. [31 Thoughts]
  • Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Rasmus Sandin exited Sweden’s final round robin game with an apparent wrist injury. [TSN]
  • Bianca Andreescu and the Toronto Raptors reflected a changing and more diverse Canadian sporting landscape in 2019, and Don Cherry and Mike Babcock showed how hockey had to respond to this new reality. [Sportsnet]
  • The top ten draft busts of the decade. [The Hockey News]
  • The top viral hockey moments of the year. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • A visiting South Korean peewee team has requested a home stay experience, and so they’re billeting with members of the Leitrim Hawks Major PeeWee A team. [CBC]