Friday Habs Headlines: Jonathan Drouin is himself again

In today’s links, how Drouin has found his groove again this year, the Habs’ success is no fluke, and goalies around the league opine on the new equipment regulations.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Jonathan Drouin looks like himself again. [Journal de Montreal | Google Translate]
  • The Habs make their first appearance in’s Super 16 power rankings. []
  • The underlying metrics all indicate that the Canadiens brilliant start to the season is no fluke. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Karl Alzner features on this list of top 10 worst free-agent signings in the NHL. [TSN]
  • Ken Dryden is to receive a Doctor of Letters, honoris causa degree from McGill University. [McGill Athletics]
  • Jacob Olofsson scored his first SHL goal./
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi shows off his moves at practice./

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The debate over smaller equipment is dividing the goaltending fraternity. [31 Thoughts]
  • Entering a contract year, Sergei Bobrovsky hasn’t played up to par, and his coach knows it. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Why in the world is Zach Boychuk following almost 900,000 people on Twitter? Turns out there’s method to his madness. [The Athletic]
  • The famous “Russian Five” of the Detroit Red Wings were not celebrated when they were first assembled. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Glenn Healy says that the NHL Alumni Association is “all-in” on cannabis research. [Sportsnet]
  • An open letter to Anaheim Ducks fans as the team looks atrocious on the ice. [Anaheim Calling]
  • Jay Bouwmeester is the anchor that may ruin the St. Louis Blues’ season. [St. Louis Game Time]
  • The Philadelphia Flyers have been haunted by slow starts under head coach Dave Hakstol. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • Exploring the Tampa Bay Lightning’s recent streak of 28 consecutive penalties killed. [Raw Charge]
  • It looks like the New York Rangers are responding to all of head coach David Quinn’s yelling. [New York Post]
  • The Ottawa Senators think they’ve turned the page on last season. [TSN]
  • Ten rookies who are approaching the ten-game mark. [Sportsnet]
  • Commissioner Gary Bettman has upheld Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson’s 20 game suspension./

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