Sunday Habs Headlines: Canadiens defying pre-season expectations

In today’s links, Montreal’s surprising playoff push, Finns meeting Finns, and parity at the WJC.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • With half the season under their belt, the Montreal Canadiens finds themselves in a position few experts predicted in the pre-season. [Sportsnet]
  • This has not only cheered up fans, but boosted local businesses as well. [CTV News]
  • The Canadiens’ Finnish contingent met up with members from this year’s Team Finland. [NHL]
  • Charles Hudon’s agent refuted recent rumours surrounding the player. [Le Journal De Montreal].
  • Carey Price continues to be the backbone of the team in front of him. [TSN 690]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Bob McKenzie shattered the myth of Canadian dominance at the World Junior Hockey Championship. [TSN]
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins got some well needed roster depth by signing some very, very young players. [Pensburgh]
  • The Chicago Blackhawks are shaking up their coaching staff. [Second City Hockey]
  • Our very own Patrik stepped into enemy territory to discuss (among other things) Elias Pettersson. [StickInRink Podcast]
  • NHL ice might soon be adopted in international hockey tournaments. [Sportsnet]/

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