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Friday Habs Headlines: Can Habs afford to trade for Drouin?

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Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including Paul Byron's niche on the penalty kill, what the Canadiens could give up for Jonathan Drouin, and the emerging duo of Mark Barberio and Alexei Emelin.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Paul Byron has been a lethal weapon on the Habs penalty kill. [Canadiens.com]
  • As the speculation surrounding Jonathan Drouin and the Canadiens' reported interest continues, Ray Ferraro discussed what the Habs might be willing to part with to acquire the young winger, as well as the absence of Carey Price impacting the team. [TSN 690]
  • Sportsnet has ranked P.K. Subban eighth among defencemen in their positional power rankings, crediting him for his strong two-way play this season. [SN]
  • While Mark Barberio was on the outside looking in at the start of the season, he has formed a very impressive pairing alongside Alexei Emelin recently. [La Presse]
  • Meanwhile Barberio, along with rookie Michael McCarron, have both been named to the AHL All-Star Game. [EOTP]
  • In light of yesterday's trade that saw Max Friberg acquired from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Dustin Tokarski, check out Anaheim Calling's piece on Friberg's 2014-15 season. [AC]
  • Friberg's absence will certainly be felt by the AHL San Diego Gulls. [San Diego Union-Tribune]
  • Keeping players accountable is important for NHL coaches, Michel Therrien included. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Mike Richards is hoping to help the Washington Capitals win the Stanley Cup this season, after being signed by the team following his controversial departure from the Los Angeles Kings. [Puck Daddy]
  • As a result of the Ryan Johansen/Seth Jones trade, the Columbus Blue Jackets have been left with some worrisome depth at centre, which they will hope to address at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • More on the Johansen/Jones swap, the two ran into each other while travelling to meet their new teams. [OTF]
  • The NHL has been expanding their efforts in regard to sexual assault education, as they continue holding seminars on the subject with their teams. [Puck Daddy]