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Monday Habs Headlines: Jonathan Drouin is smiling a lot more than he was a few weeks ago

In today’s links, Drouin appreciates the fans and they appreciate him, how the Habs celebrate Thanksgiving, zone issues, and what do the Kings have against Taylor Swift?

Vegas Golden Knights v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Montreal News and Notes

  • With a good start to the season, Jonathan Drouin is brimming with confidence, skating as well as he ever has, and smiling a lot more than he was a couple of weeks ago. [Sportsnet]
  • How do the Canadiens celebrate Thanksgiving? By drawing hand turkeys! [NHL]
  • I wonder what Drouin is thankful for? Probably Saturday night’s standing ovation. #HappyThanksgiving
  • Brendan Gallagher was named first star on Saturday against the St. Louis Blues thanks to a three-point night and a clutch third-period goal. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Canadiens getting bottled up in their zone cause for concern. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Andrew Zadarnowski joins the Weekend Game Plan to discuss the Habs’ victory over the Blues, Drouin’s performance, the Habs’ defensive core, and more. [TSN690]
  • As a kid, Victor Mete went to bed every night dreaming about one day playing in the NHL while looking at his favorite teams logo... the St. Louis Blues. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Corinne Buie discusses the National Women’s Hockey League as it kicks off the most controversial season in its history. [Sportsnet]
  • This season, the Vancouver Canucks are bigger, more talented, and more experienced. But are they going to be better? [Sportsnet]
  • The Edmonton Oilers are winning games they almost certainly would have lost the past two seasons, and it’s mainly thanks to the culture change. [NHL]
  • A Taylor Swift banner that was put up in the Staples Center in 2015 was covered up during the Kings home opener on Saturday in attempt to end the ‘curse’. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Fact: NHLers (especially Tampa) that lose a blade will always bring a smile to your face