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Friday Habs Headlines: Jonathan Drouin deserves his promotion to the top six

In today’s links, Drouin has fought his way back to Max Domi’s wing, wondering if something’s off with Paul Byron, and is it time to bring alumni to All-Star weekend?

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NHL: FEB 19 Blue Jackets at Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The reunion of Jonathan Drouin and Max Domi is a reward for Drouin’s excellent start to the season. [Sportsnet]
  • The San Jose Sharks have a history of breaking out of slumps against the Canadiens. [NBC Sports]
  • Is Paul Byron still feeling the effects of his fight last season with MacKenzie Weegar? [La Presse]
  • Brendan Gallagher delivers on every shift. [Habs Inside/Out (Video)]
  • But his culinary skills leave much to be desired. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Andrei Markov is headed to Yaroslavl for a try-out with Lokomotiv. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Having the Heritage Classic in Saskatchewan is bringing hockey back to its outdoor roots. [The Athletic]
  • Patrick Marleau isn’t the only player this year to have missed training camp but not missed a beat. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Hockey Canada is eyeing prime NHL talent as it looks to assemble this year’s World Juniors team. [TSN]
  • Is it time to get alumni involved in the NHL All-Star Game skills competition? [ProHockeyTalk]
  • This edition of the NHL’s power rankings focuses on the next big move for each team’s GM. [Sportsnet]
  • Seven summer additions that are already paying off. [The Hockey News]