Friday Habs Headlines: Examining the Jonathan Drouin trade past, present, and future

In today’s links, exploring the trade of Drouin for Mikhail Sergachev, Julien no longer interested in discussing Galchenyuk at centre, prospect’s performances, and more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Jonathan Drouin has no regrets about leaving the Tampa Bay Lightning to join the Canadiens. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • While it doesn’t look good now, it’s far to early to declare a winner in the Drouin-Mikhail Sergachev trade. [Sportsnet]
  • With definitely no intentions of trolling in mind while putting it together, SB Nation’s Lightning site compiled all of Jonathan Drouin’s goals in his time with the team. [Raw Charge]
  • A look at the usage of the defencemen on the seven Canadian teams. [TSN]
  • Claude Julien wasn’t interested in elaborating on the comments he made about Alex Galchenyuk returning to centre. [Arpon Basu]
  • Ryan Poehling is the most intriguing of the three Canadiens prospects playing in the World Juniors. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Lukas Vejdemo shows off his various skills on one play:/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Trading Kris Letang isn’t going to solve the problems the Pittsburgh Penguins are facing. [PensBurgh]
  • The Ottawa Senators seem to be gearing up for some changes of their own. [Ottawa Sun]
  • Chris Kreider is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a blood clot. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Mark Scheifele will miss 6-8 weeks while recovering from an upper-body injury. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Eric Nystrom is suing the Nashville Predators over injuries sustained with the team. [The Tennessean]
  • A look back a moment of misfortune for the US Women’s Hockey Team at the Olympics, and the subsequent elation for Canada’s:/
  • In case you missed it, we recapped most of the World Juniors action yesterday, including Slovakia’s upset of Team USA [EOTP | FINvDEN | SWEvCZE | USAvSVK]
  • Slovakia was quite happy about their result:/

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