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

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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