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Sunday Habs Headlines: David Fischer speaks about his time in the organization

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In today’s links, Fischer looks back at his selection by Montreal, the key to good skating mechanics, and pro leagues hope to return in the next two months.

2006 NHL Entry Draft Portraits Dave Sandford/Getty Images for NHL

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Christian Fischer, Montreal’s first-round pick in 2008, notes that he was dealing with his mother’s illness right after being selected, and believes that the lack of focus the game and some hesitation from the Canadiens organization to push him during that period prevented from developing into an NHL defenceman. [TVA Sports]
  • The Canadiens encourage everyone to download the COVID Alert app. [Canadiens.com]
  • Our annual countdown of the Top 25 Under 25 officially begins tomorrow. This week, we started off with the players who didn’t make the list. [43-36 | 35-31 | 30-26]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The key to a good skating stride is all about the ankles. [Hockey Tactics]
  • Jamie Drysdale has signed his entry-level contract with the Anaheim Ducks. [NHL]
  • Henrik Lundqvist unveiled the new pads that he will wear with the Washington Capitals. [NHL.com]
  • MacKenzie Weegar has a three-year extension with the Florida Panthers. [NHL.com]
  • John Daly says January 1 is still the targeted start date for the next NHL season. [TSN]
  • The NBA, which has Christmas Day as a major focus of its annual television schedule, is hoping to start up on December 22. [ESPN]