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Sunday Habs Headlines: When he’s not playing hockey, Jonathan Drouin is watching hockey

In today’s links, a profile of the hockey-mad Drouin, Alexander Romanov drawing the attention of the league, some Caufield goals, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens v Vancouver Canucks

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • A portrait of “hockey junkie” Jonathan Drouin. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • Alexander Romanov’s play is one of the biggest surprises in the NHL this year. []
  • Brett Kulak is honoured to be the one to work alongside Romanov, but also knows that means he needs to be on top of his own game. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Canadiens aren’t getting too carried away with their early success. [TSN]
  • Chiarot has a more veteran presence to his right, but has settled into his role in his second season in Montreal. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Viggo Mortenson predicts a first-place finish for his Canadiens. [The Times Hub]
  • The Canadiens and the Government of Quebec teamed up for the latest COVID-19 messaging:
  • Just one of the four points Cole Caufield had in yesterday’s game:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Hockey’s return is offering plenty of action for sports fans at home. If only they could actually watch the games. [Globe & Mail]
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins are looking to wrap up their search for a new GM in the next few weeks. [PensBurgh]
  • Marco Rossi has headed back home to Switzerland, still dealing with complications from his COVID-19 diagnosis in late November. [TSN]
  • The Tomas Plekanec to Jaromir Jagr chemistry is still alive and well:
  • Alex Ovechkin is now tied for seventh on the NHL’s all-time goals list. []