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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Jonathan Drouin makes his mark on the City of Montreal

Here are your daily links including Drouin’s big commitment, Mete ready for debut, and pre-season injuries.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • It’s only pre-season, but Jonathan Drouin is already making his mark on Montreal with his charitable donations. [NHL]
  • Drouin announces his 10-year financial pledge with the CHUM Foundation. [NHL]
  • And gave an impressive answer when asked about being compared to P.K. Subban:
  • Not only was Drouin being compared to Subban, but also someone with even bigger shoes. [Montreal Gazette]
  • It will be a special night for Victor Mete on Wednesday as he plays alongside Shea Weber in his first NHL exhibition game. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Nikita Scherbak is looking to build on the three NHL games he played last season. [La Press]
  • Noah Juulsen continues to impress Claude Julien during training camp. So much so, he may just earn himself a roster spot. [TSN]
  • The Habs are not a bad team, but are they progressing at the speed of the Edmonton Oilers or Toronto Maple Leafs? [Journal de Montreal]
  • Jordie Benn is starting to find his comfort zone during camp. [Twitter]
  • It may have been a not-so-spectacular pre-season opener, but the first two lines will remain intact. [Journal de Montreal]
  • The pre-season claimed its first two victims: Andrew Shaw and Noah Juulsen. [RDS]
  • The transition from KHL to NHL isn’t always easy, but the speed of the game is impressing Jakub Jerabek. [La Presse]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Even though New Jersey Devils center Brian Boyle has been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, it won’t stop him from aiming to play the season opener on October 7. [NHL]
  • The Ottawa Senators are fighting hard to rescue Matt Duchene from the Avalanche. [Ottawa Sun]
  • Brad Marchand sounds off about the new faceoff rule, calling it “an absolute joke.” [TSN]
  • Jaromir Jagr refuses to sign up for a professional tryout if one is offered. We may see him heading to the KHL instead. [Sportsnet]
  • Key questions for the seven Canadian teams during training camp. [CBC]