Wednesday Habs Headlines: Can the Montreal Canadiens finish 2017 in style?

In today’s links, a look ahead at the Habs’ schedule to finish the year, both Team Canadas are off to winning starts, and what are the stories to follow in 2018?

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Can the Canadiens finish their road trip on a high note? [Journal de Montreal | Google Translate]
  • Teuvo Teravainen talks about his good friend Artturi Lehkonen. []
  • An audition and a decision lies ahead for Jake Evans. []
  • ICYMI: Team Canada opened the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship with a 4-2 victory over Team Finland. [EOTP]
  • Victor Mete was named player of the game for Canada:/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Legendary goaltender Johnny Bower passed away at the age of 93 yesterday. His family released a statement:/
  • The Canadiens offered their condolences:/
  • Read Dave Stubbs’ article on one of the greatest men the game has ever seen. []
  • The other Team Canada opened the Spengler Cup with a 5-3 victory over Mountfield HK (based in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic), with goals from ex-Habs Victor Bartley and P.-A. Parenteau. [TSN]
  • Looking ahead to the people and stories to follow in 2018. []
  • Zac Rinaldo has waived his right to an in-person hearing over a sucker-punching incident in a game vs. the Colorado Avalanche. [NHL Player Safety]
  • Is Kris Letang’s season thus far unlucky or bad? [PensBurgh]
  • Who will be the breakout star of the 2018 WJHC? [SB Nation]
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning have the biggest presence on Team Canada for the second year in a row. [Stephane Leroux]/
  • Marissa and Hannah Brandt of Vadnais Heights, MN will both be playing hockey at the 2018 Winter Olympics - but Marissa will be donning the colours of South Korea while Hannah puts on the stars and stripes of Team USA. [AP]/

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