Friday Habs Headlines: A “Shanaplan” for the Habs and Bergevin?

In today’s links, Stu Cowan thinks the Habs should re-tool rather than rebuild, Claude Julien is still optimistic about Jonathan Drouin at C, and a sign-and-trade for John Tavares?

Montreal Canadiens news and notes:

  • The Habs need a “Shanaplan”, not a full reset, and should look down Autoroute 20 and Highway 401 at their blue and white rivals. [Montreal Gazette]
  • For Claude Julien, the book is not closed on Jonathan Drouin at centre. [Eric Engels]/
  • Carey Price skated alone for the fifth consecutive day. [John Lu]/
  • Andrew Shaw is officially undergoing concussion protocol. [Last Word on Hockey]
  • Which UFAs should Marc Bergevin target this offseason with his cap space? [The Hockey Writers]
  • He who laughs last, laughs best, and having just defeated the team which bought out his contract, Antti Niemi is laughing. [The Athletic]
  • Prospects Will Bitten and Michael Pezzetta featured in the 2017-18 OHL Coaches Poll winners. [OHL]
  • Hilary Knight of Les Canadiennes talks about life after Olympic Gold and the “One League” movement. [The Sporting News]
  • The newest member of Les Canadiennes also spoke with the IIHF about coming to Montreal. [IIHF]/

Around the league and elsewhere:

  • Is a sign-and-trade possible for John Tavares? [TSN]
  • A special podcast edition of 31 Thoughts this week, featuring Jeff Marek with Elliotte Friedman. [Sportsnet]
  • Nashville Predators’ forward Calle Jarnkrok will miss the remainder of the regular season. [Sportsnet]
  • Brian Boyle is one of the NHL’s most vocal champions, on and off the ice. [The Athletic]
  • Matt Stajan is approaching 1,000 career NHL games. [The Athletic]
  • Mark Borowiecki will start declining fights, worried about the potential long-term effects. [The Athletic]
  • Team Canada will play Team USA for Gold in the Para-Ice Hockey Final at the 2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Games. [TSN]
  • A jury ruled in favour of former NCAA and Team Canada coach Shannon Miller’s discrimination lawsuit and the University of Minnesota-Duluth will pay her $3.74 million [Duluth News Tribune]/

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