Wednesday Habs Headlines: Back to Beantown for Claude Julien

In today’s links, Claude Julien hopes for a warm welcome as he returns to Boston, Jonathan Drouin is (for now) back on the wing, and trade rumours start percolating as we approach the Trade Deadline.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Claude Julien is hoping for a warm reception as he returns to Boston. [RDS | Google Translate]
  • Should Phillip Danault be signed long term? [RDS]
  • ICYMI: Claude Julien’s practice lines — specifically, Jacob de la Rose centering Alex Galchenyuk and Jonathan Drouin — raised some eyebrows. [EOTP]
  • Arpon Basu explains the coach’s rationale. [Arpon Basu]/
  • Joni Ikonen showed off his improved post-WJC form for KalPa yesterday. [Patrik Bexell]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • John Tavares wants to stay on Long Island. [Sportsnet]
  • Fighting is way down in the NHL this season. [TSN]
  • Elliotte Friedman notes that defencemen are flooding the market ahead of the Trade Deadline this year. [Sportsnet]
  • The price for Evander Kane is up to four assets. [TSN]
  • Thomas Vanek is transitioning from cast-off to mentor and valuable trade chip for the Vancouver Canucks. [Sportsnet]
  • Jussi Jokinen has been placed on waivers by the Los Angeles Kings. [TSN]
  • Down Goes Brown introduces the NHL All-Time Snub Squad. [Sportsnet]
  • Martin Biron offers his take on offside reviews. [Martin Biron]/
  • Sweden has released its preliminary roster for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. [Robert Söderlind]/
  • The Champions Hockey League Final will feature Elias Petterson and the Växjö Lakers versus Joonas Nattinen’s JYP Jyväskylä. [Patrik Bexell]/

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