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Sunday Habs Headlines: Kaiden Guhle credits more explosive stride for WJC nod

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In today’s links, Guhle’s skating got even better, Cole Caufield wil join him at the WJC, and Jordan Harris has himself a night.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Kaiden Guhle credits the development of a more explosive stride in the extended off-season for earning him a spot on Team Canada. [TSN]
  • It was Guhle’s mother who broke the news to him. [TSN]
  • Marc Habscheid, Guhle’s coach in Prince Albert, knew his player would impress Canada’s coaching staff. [Edmonton Journal]
  • Cole Caufield has officially been named to Team USA’s World Juniors team. [USA Hockey |]
  • As for a former member of Team USA, Jordan Harris had an incredible debut to his NCAA season last night:
  • Guy Lapointe’s cancer is in remission. [Sportsnet]
  • Interested in setting up a backyard rink this winter? The Canadiens and RONA have you covered. []
  • Alexandre Burrows helped make a 14-year-old’s day with the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. [Cowichan Valley Citizen]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The time to focus on acquiring future talents is at an end for the Los Angeles Kings, as they now look to ramp up for a Stanley Cup window. []
  • Denna Laing, who sustained a spinal cord injury at the 2016 Winter Classic, is taking part in a long-term study that aims to bypass the damaged area. []