Saturday Habs Headlines: Shea Weber set to play 800th game

Your daily links, including Shea Weber hitting a milestone, Fucale makes an incredible save at the Spengler, a Habs prospect traded in the QMJHL, and more.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Though still in his first year with Montreal, Shea Weber will suit up for his 800th career game on Saturday night. [Canadiens]
  • ICYMI: check out Habs prospect Zachary Fucale commit robbery at the Spengler Cup. [RDS]
  • Simon Bourque, young Canadiens’ prospect, was traded from Rimouski to Saint John. [JdM]
  • Andrei Markov may or may not be a cartoon character./

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  • Mikhail Sergachev is yet to have a big impact at the World Junior Championship. [TSN]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Brendan Saad knows what it takes to win, you have to get hot - but you have to stay hot. [The Player’s Tribune]
  • Miles Wood once made a threat to Alex Ovechkin, but that seems to be behind them now. [Deadspin]
  • Brendan Shanahan had a hall of fame career on the ice, and he’s off to a good start as an NHL team executive, also. [Sportsnet]
  • 2016’s best hockey highlights all came together for a year-end montage. [TSN]
  • It was most certainly a year to remember for Sidney Crosby. [Vice Sports]
  • Taylor Raddysh joined a very exclusive group, which includes Mario Lemieux. [Raw Charge]
  • Projecting the worth of a draft pick can be very difficult, but here is a well put-together assessment of how all NHL teams stack up with their current draft assets. [Hockey-Graphs]
  • It’s face-washing time. Sorry for flying off the handle, Finnish friends. [Vice Sports]
  • Seriously though, things seem to be going off the rails for Finland at the World Juniors. [Sami Hoffren]/
  • Noah Juulsen and Carter Hart face off in Him or Me, Hockey Canada edition. [YouTube]
  • Unsure of the fate of participation at the Olympic games, the NHL is currently evaluating two potential courses of action. [La Presse]
  • The NHL, NBA and MLB took significant steps towards ending the sales of counterfeit jerseys and memorabilia. [TSN]
  • France has been heaving tons of effort into marketing their national hockey program and it appears to be paying off, with just over 25,000 showing up for an outdoor game in Lyon. [JdM]
  • Meanwhile, tickets for this year’s World Juniors are still widely available. [La Presse]/

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