Today is a time of family. A time of friends. A time when the World Junior Championship start and a time when you can forget about the sad-sack Montreal Canadiens.
I know the season is long—too long when they're losing so badly—but the Habs have certainly been a painful team to watch over the last month.
That said, this Christmas morning and with a Habs on a break till Tuesday, take this time to forget about hockey. And, to remember that it's just hockey. Sure it gets our juices going and our tempers boiling but, at the end of the day, it is just entertainment.
And it's nice, ever once in a while, to take pause and to remember that.
HabsAddict.com - Montreal Canadiens: My Christmas Wish List
Hockey Inside/Out - A holiday serenade
Habsworld.net - 2012 Habs World Juniors StatTracker
TSN - CROSBY TOP SPORTS STORY OF THE YEAR; TSN.CA USERS VOTE JETS
LEAFS' WILSON HINTS AT CHRISTMAS WISH FOR CONTRACT EXTENSION
WORLD JUNIORS GETS NHL PLAYERS BETTING AND BRAGGING
PowerScoutHockey.com - Montoya Injury BAD for Islanders
ESPN.com - Weekend notebook: surprises of 2011-12
THN.com - Tom Thompson: Merry Christmas to the hockey community
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