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Friday Habs Headlines: Jonathan Drouin — “I have to give a little more”

In today’s links, Jonathan Drouin is committed to a better 2019-20, Claude Julien is bullish on his team, and Evander Kane talks about racism in hockey.

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NHL: APR 06 Maple Leafs at Canadiens Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Jonathan Drouin is looking for more consistency this year in order to help his team down the stretch. []
  • 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.
  • 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. []
  • 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.

The rest of the sports world

  • Regarding the fallout from Andrew Luck’s shock retirement. [The Athletic]