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Friday Habs Headlines: Jonathan Drouin is hitting his stride

In today’s links, Jonathan Drouin might finally be emerging as a multidimensional force, wondering if Carey Price’s performance is a source of concern, and the NHL ups its Covid-19 protocols.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Jonathan Drouin is hitting his stride both offensively and defensively. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Is Carey Price’s performance a potential concern? [The Athletic]
  • Are the Habs really good or are the Vancouver Canucks just that bad? [The Athletic]
  • The Laval Rocket prepare to start a season without knowing how it will end. [Radio-Canada]
  • Sean Farrell is the current owner of the longest single season point streak in USHL history.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The NHL has sent enhanced COVID-19 protocols to all clubs. [Sportsnet]
  • The Arizona Coyotes have terminated the contract of Assistant General Manager Steve Sullivan. The position will remain vacant for this season. [TSN]
  • Is there something abnormal about how the NHL is collecting its play-by-play data? [TSN]
  • Willie O’Ree’s number retirement ceremony with the Boston Bruins has been moved to early 2022. [Sportsnet]
  • Hockey Night in Punjabi’s Harnarayan Singh expanding the definition of what hockey can be. [The Athletic]
  • The most painful NHL breakups. [The Athletic]
  • The Red Deer Rebel will be living at the arena for the WHL’s planned 24 game season. [ProHockeyTalk]