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Thursday Habs Headlines: Canadian division also likely in AHL

In today’s links, realigning the minor league, Brian Burke bullish on Habs, Guhle primed to make Team Canada, and a special holiday concert.

AHL: DEC 28 Toronto Marlies at Laval Rocket Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The AHL’s plan for a 2020-21 season is coming into focus:
  • Brian Burke picks Montreal as Canada’s greatest hope for a Stanley Cup in 2021. []
  • Bettman said it’s “probable” the Canadian teams will all be playing in the same division. []
  • Eric Engels looks at the merits of potential lineup combinations. [Sportsnet]
  • Bob McKenzie has Kaiden Guhle as a “lock” for Canada’s National Junior Team. Guhle and his teammates were back in action yesterday after shutting things down following positive test. [TSN]
  • This is how the teams were lining up, with Guhle and Justin Barron continuing their complementary partnership:
  • Joel Edmundson shares a story about his trade to Montreal:
  • Joel Edmundson tells the stories behind his tattoos. [YouTube]
  • Missing the sounds of the Bell Centre? Diane Bibaud will host a Christmas concert tonight at 7:00 PM EST, from centre ice. []

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Not everyone is happy with the new NHL alignment format being proposed. [TSN]
  • The Philadelphia Flyers signed Philippe Myers to a three-year extension. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • Expect to see a lot of Connor McMichael, Dylan Cozens, and Kirby Dach on the ice for Canada at the World Juniors. [TSN]