Monday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty and Jonathan Drouin will be wishing for some offence

Here are your daily links including Pacioretty and Drouin lack follow through, Niemi does his job, and more on Saturday’s loss

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The offence (read: Max Pacioretty and Jonathan Drouin) continues to produce chances but lacks finish. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Andrew Zadarnowski joins Habs Breakfast to discuss the Canadiens’ 4-1 loss against the Oilers on Saturday night. [TSN]
  • The loss in Edmonton certainly didn’t fall on the shoulders of Antti Niemi during Price’s night off. [Journal de Montreal]
  • If you missed them, check out our WJC team previews ahead of the first games on Tuesday [EOTP | BLR | CAN | CZE | DEN | FIN | RUS | SVK | SWE | SUI | USA]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Hockey Canada will wait until after the WJC to announce the Olympic Team Canada roster, with a target date of January 11. [Sportsnet]
  • Alexander Burmistrov of the Vancouver Canucks has retired from the NHL. [Twitter]
  • Instead of hiding it, like most players and teams do, Auston Matthews announced that his “upper body injury” was really a concussion. [Sportsnet]
  • Rasmus Dahlin is Sweden’s best prospect and the favourite to go No. 1 in the 2018 NHL Draft. [Sportsnet]
  • Arizona’s Zac Rinaldo has been offered an in-person hearing after a blow to an unsuspecting opponent. [Twitter]
  • After viewing the play in question, I’m pretty sure it’s not going to end well./

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