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Monday Habs Headlines: The case for Jonathan Drouin in the top six

In today’s links, despite the ups and downs there’s a case to have Drouin in the top six, should the Canadiens sell high on Byron, Caufield joins Team USA, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Jonathan Drouin has had his ups and downs, and has undeniably disappointed some, but the Canadiens should still play him in the top six. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Andrew Zadarnowski discusses rumours surrounding Paul Byron and whether the Canadiens should sell high, the all-Canadian division, and more. [TSN690]
  • Cole Caufield’s game is growing in the NCAA but punching some time in the AHL before hitting the big league might be the best route for him. [EOTP]
  • Caufield will be joining Team USA for the WJC and is considered one of the 10 best players to watch. [Hockey News]
  • Xavier Ouellet describes the inspiration behind his tattoos.

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Pierre Lacroix, former Quebec Nordiques and Colorado Avalanche general manager, passed away at the age of 72. [CTV Montreal]
  • Teams and coaches started making their way to Edmonton for quarantine before preparing for the World Juniors. [CTV News]
  • After two heart surgeries, 6-year-old Max Melissa now has his own 20-by-40 foot backyard rink thanks to Make-A-Wish Arizona and the Arizona Coyotes. [NHL]
  • Tyler Gravoac signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Vancouver Canucks. [Sportsnet]