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Friday Habs Headlines: 2021 Edition!

In today’s links, bidding farewell to the annus horribilis that was 2020.

New Year’s Eve Celebrations Around China Photo by Chen Zhiqiang/VCG via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • ProHockeyTalk previews the 2020-21 Montreal Canadiens. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • ICYMI: Alexandre Alain has opted to pursue schooling pursuits, leading to a mutual termination of his contract. [CTV Montreal]
  • Recalling the New Year’s Eve Classic between CSKA and the Canadiens. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Canadian federal government has announced that NHLers entering the country for training camp will be exempt from the 14 day quarantine period. [TSN]
  • The province of Alberta has approved the NHL’s plan for the 2021 season. British Columbia and Manitoba are still “working on the issue.” [Sportsnet]
  • The top hockey stories of 2020. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed Pierre-Luc Dubois to a two year deal. [TSN]
  • Has a year without them highlighted the significance of sports in our lives? [Sportsnet]
  • Zdeno Chara wasn’t content with the reduced role that the Boston Bruins were offering. [ESPN]
  • Bruins fans are having some difficulty coming to terms with a decidedly smaller blueline. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]