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Thursday Habs Headlines: Jonathan Drouin eager to discover his early-season form

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In today’s links, Jonathan Drouin is healthy and ready to play at his best, looking at what Dustin Byfuglien could offer the Habs, and discussion on the state of the Buffalo Sabres franchise.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Jonathan Drouin would like to forget about the difficulties he had in the 2019-20 season. [RDS]
  • But he would like to find the form he was showing before his year was derailed by injuries. [Canadiens.com]
  • Should a Dustin Byfuglien be considered by the Canadiens in free agency? [Sportsnet]
  • Drouin and a few other players in the organization were on the ice doing more actual hockey things yesterday:
  • Paul Byron shows you what their first day back at the facilities in Brossard was like on Tuesday [Canadiens.com]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The pandemic could drop the NHL’s revenue to the level it was coming out of the most recent lockout; a decline of around 50%. [TSN]
  • Bruce Cassidy says the Boston Bruins may rest players in the top seeds’ round robin portion of the play-in phase. [TSN]
  • Interested in following an English Premier League team? Read a list of suggestions based on favourite NHL teams. [The Athletic]
  • Daniel Alfredsson deserves a spot in the Hockey Hall of Fame. [Sportsnet]
  • Several former Canadiens make the list of top free-agent signees of the past 15 years ... though not for their contracts with Montreal. [The Athletic]
  • The staff at sister site Die By The Blade try to make sense of the massive turnover the Buffalo Sabres have experienced. [DBTB]
  • Pierre LeBrun argues that firing two dozen people from several different departments just points to more of the lack of vision from Sabres ownership. [The Athletic]