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The NHL puts forth January 13th as a new start date, Romanov is eager to begin his NHL career, Anderson has a lot to prove, a holiday concert, and more in today’s links.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Josh Anderson is one of 10 players around the league with a lot to prove. [SI Hockey News]
  • Alexander Romanov is nervous, but eager to begin his NHL career. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Most of the parties involved in the notorious departure of Patrik Roy from Montreal are well known. Less so Paul Wilson, who was the one who influenced how Roy handled the situation on his way out. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Canadiens are throwing a short Christmas concert at the Bell Centre. [Canadiens | Twitter]
  • ICYMI, former Canadien Maxim Lapierre announces his retirement. [La Presse | Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The NHL is now aiming for a January 13th start date. [Twitter | TSN]
  • The NHL and NHLPA met over the weekend, and agreed to maintain terms of the new CBA. [Sportsnet]
  • There’s no certainty around a start date, but Jacob Markstrom and a number of other Flames, both European and Canadian, have returned to Calgary. [TSN]
  • The Ottawa Senators need to be patient with their young talent, but they’re also going to need to see signs of improvement across the board. [TSN | TSN]
  • The Idaho Steelheads, Cincinnati Cyclones, and Kalamazoo Wings are the most recent ECHL teams to decide to suspend play for the 2020-21 season. Previously, the entire North Division opted out. The rest of the league is scheduled to begin play on December 11th. [Sportsnet]
  • Ranking the best single year rentals of all time. Names include Marian Hossa, Chris Pronger, Dominik Hasek, Jarome Iginla, and others. [NBC Sports]
  • Bad news for the wild, Mats Zuccarello won’t be available for training camp after getting surgery. [NHL]