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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Jonathan Drouin introduces a new brand of courage

In today’s links, wondering if Drouin can encourage more discussion about the stresses of NHL life, looking at what a difference two years can make, and Jim Hughson announces his retirement.

NHL: SEP 17 Canadiens Rookie Camp Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • It’s very easy to root for Jonathan Drouin as a person on the next chapter of his journey. [Sportsnet | The Hockey News]
  • Drouin has introduced a new and important brand of courage to hockey culture that needs to be embraced. [The Athletic]
  • This is an opportunity for the Canadiens and Drouin to start again from scratch. [RDS]
  • The last time that the Canadiens held their charity golf tournament, the team’s top three centres were Phillip Danault, Max Domi, and Jesperi Kotkaniemi. [La Presse]
  • The ins-and-outs of potentially extending Marc Bergevin’s contract. [TVA Sports]
  • What could Chris Wideman bring to the Habs? [The Hockey Writers]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • After 42 years, Jim Hughson is announcing his retirement. [NHL.com]
  • Alex Galchenyuk has returned to the Arizona Coyotes on a PTO. [TSN]
  • Zac Rinaldo has been informed that he is not welcome at Columbus Blue Jackets training camp due to his unvaccinated status. [TSN]
  • The Blue Jackets also signed Elvis Merzlikins to five-year, $27 million extension. [Sportsnet]
  • The Minnesota Wild have confirmed a 5-year contract extension with Kirill Kaprizov. [TSN]
  • Previewing the USHL. [The Hockey News]
  • Who has stood out so far at their rookie tournaments? [The Athletic]
  • He had COVID. He had a concussion. Teuvo Teravainen just wants a normal year. [Durham Herald Sun]
  • “I didn’t feel like myself.” Pierre-Luc Dubois is looking for a turnaround year. [La Presse]
  • The vetting process for IIHF Presidential candidates seems to be lacking. [The Morning Skate]