Wednesday Habs Headlines: Jonathan Drouin poised to take a step forward

In today’s links, Habs prospects in action at the WJSS, Drouin primed to take the next step, and the Wild lock up a key piece of their team.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes:

  • Jonathan Drouin is poised to take a step forward. [TSN 690]
  • Andrei Markov brought a little piece of Montreal with him to Kazan. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Cayden Primeau is following his father’s footsteps to the NHL, but is also forging his own path. []
  • Following the recent season ticket printing controversy, the Habs’ customer service is causing fans’ resolve to waver. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Victor Mete, Will Bitten, Ryan Poehling, and Joni Ikonen are all suiting up at USA Hockey’s World Junior Summer Showcase. [USA Hockey Arena]
  • 1st round pick Ryan Poehling is making things happen in Team USA White’s romp over Canada Red. [Twitter]/

Around the league and elsewhere:

  • Fresh off signing Nino Niederreiter, the Minnesota Wild inked Mikael Granlund to a 3 yr/$5.08 million AAV contract. [TSN]
  • The Florida Panthers have apparently backed out of a promise to offer Jaromir Jagr a contract. [TSN]
  • What if the New York Islanders... never hired Mike Milbury? [Yahoo! Sports]
  • John Tavares doesn’t seem to be that interested in leaving Long Island/Brooklyn. [TSN]
  • The Los Angeles Kings are paying the price for their previous successes. [Fear the Fin]
  • Newly minted sole owner Andrew Barroway talks about the future of the “new”  Arizona Coyotes. [Five for Howling]
  • The Buffalo Sabres hired a familiar face as a player development coach. [Buffalo Sabres]/
  • Hockey Canada has invited two members of the Concordia Stingers to their Summer Showcase event. []
  • The Chinese WNT will headline Concordia’s 50th annual Theresa Humes tournament in Montreal. [The Ice Garden]/

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