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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Drouin or Galchenyuk? The centre debate continues

Your daily links, including the perpetual Drouin/Galchenyuk centre debate, the importance of team’s extra cap money, Andrei Markov's departure, Jeff Petry's underrated abilities, Les Canadiennes’ new home and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Habs golf day focused on the same debate we’ve seen before—who will play in the middle? [CTV]
  • In addition to the endlessly vexed centre question, Marc Bergevin weighed in on the decision to let Andrei Markov go. [EOTP]
  • Could the newly acquired Jonathan Drouin be the long-coveted first line centre Habs fans have yearned for? [CBC]
  • The best advice Drouin has received so far is to “have fun.” [Montreal Gazette]
  • Michael Farber believes Drouin is destined for greatness. [TSN]
  • The Habs’ 2017-18 campaign will largely depend on how they use their extra salary cap money. [RDS]
  • The Canadiens still carry hefty expectations as they approach a new season. [Sportsnet]
  • Bob McKenzie talked to Bergevin about the Canadiens’ chances of going deep, extending the cup window, and more. [TSN]
  • Jeff Petry makes an appearance in the Wysh list, as Greg Wyshynski discusses the top five underappreciated players on Canadian teams. [Puck Daddy]
  • Noah Juulsen was the most impressive prospect at rookie camp. [TSN 690]
  • RDS has released a comprehensive schedule of its coverage for Habs and Senators games. [RDS]
  • Les Canadiennes unveil and show off their new home arena. [EOTP]
  • Max Pacioretty has a love affair with the city of Montreal. [The Athletic]
  • Canadiens golf day feels like groundhog day. [The Athletic]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • A majority of NHL players polled said they’d prefer the next expansion team to be in Quebec City, rather than in Seattle. [SBN]
  • Erik Karlsson is still recovering from foot surgery, and says he won’t try to come back until he’s 100% ready. [NBC Sports]
  • The New Jersey Devils have locked up their RFA defenceman Damon Severson for the next six years. [AAtJ]
  • What the NHL is saying by hiring an enforcer to lead the safety department. [FRS]
  • Brent Burns and Connor McDavid take on an unusual challenge. [YouTube]
  • See what teams are destined to rise and fall from their place in the standings last year. [Yahoo! Sports]