Montreal Canadiens news and notes
- Jonathan Drouin is looking for more consistency this year in order to help his team down the stretch. [NHL.com]
- Drouin reached out to Dominique Ducharme to help analyze and criticize his game from last year. [Sportsnet]
- Max Domi thinks that the playoffs are a realistic target this year. [Toronto Star]
- Claude Julien was rather cryptic when asked about expectations for next year.
Claude Julien was asked today about his expectations for this season. “I think we have until Sept. 9 for our official golf tournament and by then we’ll have more clarity on what to expect because there’s still some things we’re discussing," he said. Draw you own conclusions...— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) August 29, 2019
- But the coach thinks that if the team peaks at the right time, anything can happen. [Montreal Gazette]
- Cole Caufield picks his ultimate player. [Montreal Canadiens]
- Never too early to start the kids on hockey for Jeff Petry.
Around the league and elsewhere
- Summer training is the new normal in a league that didn’t get into shape until November just a few decades ago. [The Athletic]
- Wayne Simmonds is betting on himself this season. [Sportsnet]
- Evander Kane says it’s time to notice racism present in hockey. [TSN]
- Mark Stone faces new pressures as the highest paid member of the Vegas Golden Knights. [ProHockeyTalk]
- Braden Holtby is hoping to re-sign with the Washington Capitals. [NHL.com]
- Are the Carolina Hurricanes due for some regression in goal? [Canes Country]
- The NHL will have the option to opt-out of the current collective bargaining agreement with the NHLPA on Sunday.
On Sunday, the NHL has the option to opt-out of the current CBA between the NHL and the NHLPA.— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) August 29, 2019
The attached image summarizes many of the important dates for the 2019-20 NHL season pic.twitter.com/TfrZMhs0LZ
The rest of the sports world
- Regarding the fallout from Andrew Luck’s shock retirement. [The Athletic]