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Sunday Habs Headlines: Canada’s preliminary World Juniors roster expected Monday

In today’s links, preparing for the WJC, Guhle’s Edmonton return, Hutson’s promising future, and Binnington’s coach is fed up with his antics.

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Canada v Finland: Gold Medal Game - 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Andy Devlin/ Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Canada is expected to announce its World Junior camp invites on Monday, with a few Canadiens prospects in the running. [Sportsnet]
  • Vinzenz Rohrer had always wanted to learn French, and his selection by the Canadiens kickstarted his journey. [Le Droit]
  • Kaiden Guhle was excited ahead of the season for the chance to play in front of former WHL teammates in Edmonton. Those Oil Kings players got to see a defenceman who is having an immediate impact as an NHL rookie. [The Athletic]
  • As it often does, the Habs’ perforrnance in December will dictate the direction of their season. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The logical choice was to start Samuel Montembeault for the beginning of the current road trip, but Martin St-Louis opted for Jake Allen, got a win, and may have earned some points from his players in the process. [985FM]
  • Lane Hutson has all the makings of the quarterback from the back end the Canadiens are missing. [La Tribune]
  • Yesterday saw a two-goal performance from our North American prospect of November, Sean Farrell:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko will miss six weeks with an injury. [NHL.com]
  • The Canucks are exploring a trade of Brock Boeser. [Sportsnet]
  • Jordan Binnington got involved with the opposing team again last night. Coach Craig Berube wishes he would just “stop the puck.” [Sportsnet]