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Friday Habs Headlines: How does recent drama affect Canadiens' interest in Jonathan Drouin?

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Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including whether the team should continue pursuing Jonathan Drouin, the fallout from Marc Bergevin's press conference, and a feature on prospect Noah Juulsen.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • In line with Marc Bergevin's declaration that the blame lies on his shoulders, Stu Cowan argues that the Habs' GM has to take some of the criticism. [Montreal Gazette]
  • In case you missed Bergevin's press conference, you can read all of the highlights here. Notably, the Habs GM confirmed that Michel Therrien will remain with the team for the rest of the year. [EOTP]
  • The crew at Habs Breakfast on TSN 690 discuss whether or not Jonathan Drouin is still worth considering from the Canadiens perspective after the young forward was suspended by the Lightning. [TSN 690]
  • Canadiens' prospect and Everett Silvertips defenceman Noah Juulsen was featured on the most recent episode of "The Next Ones." Juulsen has 16 points in 36 games with the Silvertips this season. [CHL.ca]
  • The Habs might have an answer to their goal-scoring woes, at least in the future, as Brian Burke proposes wider rinks to the league. [La Presse]
  • The Canadiens have recalled St. John's Ice Caps forward Daniel Carr, who has already scored 5 goals for the Habs this year.[EOTP]
  • Meanwhile, P.K. Subban and some other Habs managed to get out for a meal, and confirm Carey Price is alive and well. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Our own Zeb took part in the latest SB Nation Blog Council, weighing on a number of topics including how many goals we can expect John Scott to score in the upcoming NHL All-Star Game. [SBN]
  • Detroit Red Wing's forward Justin Abdelkader takes a look back at his time as a Michigan State Spartan, and finishing his degree years later. [TPT]
  • Darren Dreger joined TSN 690 to take a look at the drama unfolding in Tampa Bay from Drouin's side of things. [TSN 690]
  • Edmonton Oilers blue-liner Andrew Ference will miss the rest of the season, undergoing hip surgery. [CNB]
  • Ontario Minor Hockey players discuss what they love about hockey and the importance of respect in the sport, especially as it pertains to parents. [YouTube]
  • A great read (in German, however) on the development of hockey players and the differences seen in different countries, particularly Sweden and Switzerland. Mentioned in the article is Habs scout Christer Rockstrom. [Suedostschweiz]