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Wednesday Habs Headlines: A more mature Jonathan Drouin puts things in perspective

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In today’s links, Jonathan Drouin talks about playing during a pandemic, Marc Bergevin has decisions to make with the offseason in mind, and all is not well with the Arizona Coyotes.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Jonathan Drouin hasn’t forgotten how fortunate that he and his team-mates are to be able to play hockey amidst the pandemic. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Drouin has also started to shoot the puck more often. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Quebecois forward’s travails have led to a more mature, calmer player. [La Presse]
  • Poor Charlie Lindgren.
  • Having a week off mid-season is a strange occurrence. [Radio-Canada]
  • With several players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents, will Marc Bergevin have to select a sacrificial lamb? [La Presse]
  • Phillip Danault has played the role of pinata this season, but does he deserve it? [La Presse]
  • Tyler Toffoli has the look and feel of a natural goal scorer. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Dysfunction in the desert: Finger-pointing, fear and financial woes roil the Coyotes organization. [The Athletic]
  • ‘Dirty’ drug tests and haymakers: Former NHL enforcer Brantt Myhres is pulling no punches in his autobiography. [The Athletic]
  • Alumni Sam Gagner and John Tavares are looking to take control of the Toronto Marlboros, the most prestigious club in the Greater Toronto Hockey League. [31 Thoughts]
  • Why did the Toronto Maple Leafs trade for Alex Galchenyuk? [Sportsnet]
  • “A little Jekyll and Hyde.” The Calgary Flames are still looking for consistency at the quarter-mark of the season. [TSN]
  • The NHL has announced scheduling changes for 29 games to account for Covid-19-related cancellations. [ProHockeyTalk]