Thursday Habs Headlines: No resentment from Tomas Plekanec after being exposed in expansion draft

Here are your daily links, including Tomas Plekanec’s comments on being exposed to the Vegas Golden Knights, and the pressure Jonathan Drouin will be under this season.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Tomas Plekanec says he was understanding - and unsurprised - when the Canadiens left him un-protected in this summer’s expansion draft. [RDS]
  • Interested in adding Brendan Gallagher to your fantasy team? Check out HabsWorld’s profile on the Canadiens’ winger. [HabsWorld]
  • The Habs were the focus yesterday at NBC’s Pro Hockey Talk, with a look at how the team stacks up against their division rivals, the expectations newcomer Jonathan Drouin will face, and who might lineup for the Canadiens at centre-ice. [PHT | Division | Drouin | Centre]
  • Speak of the Devil:/
  • An investment in a synthetic ice surface is apparently working out well for Phillip Danault, who has had a productive off-season. [Canadiens]
  • Ken Dryden celebrated his 70th birthday this week; take a look back at Dryden’s storied career. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Sports Illustrated reviews the story behind their 1992 piece “Death of a Goon”, chronicling the death of Canadiens’ enforcer John Kordic. [SI]
  • Jordie Benn seems to be enjoying his summer, apparently brushing up on some french as well. [Instagram]
  • August has been a slow month for the Habs in recent years: /

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Patrik Bexell spoke with Dallas Stars’ third-overall pick Miro Heiskanen about the coming season. [DBD]
  • Jaromir Jagr says he has had interest from a few NHL teams, but expected less difficulty finding a contract. [NHL]
  • IOC senior member Dick Pound suggested that the NHL has betrayed its fans and players by not participating in the Olympics. [SN]
  • Down Goes Brown looks at five teams who could take the Colorado Avalanche’s place as worst-in-the-league this season. [SN]
  • Disney is set to launch an ESPN streaming service in the coming year. [Forbes]/

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