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Blair Betts Claimed by Montreal, Walker Clears Waivers When the Flyers placed Blair Betts on waivers yesterday, there was little doubt that he would be claimed by a team needing a penalty killer.
The Montreal Canadiens cashed in on that need today.
The 31-year-old center played his role well in his years with the Flyers, but their youth movement and new look sent him packing.
Head Coach Peter Laviolette took this time to praise Betts for the work he put in for the orange and black, saying, “He’s a professional in every sense of the word. He’s done a lot for the organization, so I was happy to see he got picked up and gets an opportunity.”
This isn’t an enormous shake-up, however, as most expected Betts to be claimed and a slight roster adjustment to be made. The Flyers will most likely slide Max Talbot over to center in the 4th line and have Andreas Nodl and Zac Rinaldo as the other forwards.
There was some good news for the Flyers today, as camp standout Matt Walker has cleared...
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The Montreal Canadiens have claimed center Blair Betts off waivers earlier today from the Philadelphia Flyers, who had put the defensive specialist on waivers yesterday to free up cap space. Betts is entering the second and final year of a two-year contract worth $700,000 annually. The 31 year-old center played 75 games for the Flyers last season, notching five goals and adding seven...
As you’ve no doubt heard by now, the Canadiens nabbed Blair Betts off the waiver wire. And for the first time in a long time, I can say without any hesitation that this is a great move.
That’s right: the acquisition of a fourth line centre for the Habs was a great move. Why?
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Kevin Allen of USAToday was the first to report that Blair Betts, the premier face-off man and penalty killer for the Flyers, had been placed on waivers. Renauld P. Lavoie of RDS Hockey has subsequently reported that defensemen Matt Walker and Oskars Bartulis have been placed on waivers.
There has been no news yet regarding Brayden [...]
Canadiens Grab Flyers Penalty Killer
News has broken that the Montreal Canadiens have pulled off an almost too-logical move in snagging Blair Betts off the waiver wire.
Courtesy of the Philadelphia Flyers, the Habs will now have depth for each of their 4 forward lines and, in one fell swoop, provides Montreal with the penalty killing depth they lost when Jeff Halpern left...
None of the moves the Flyers made yesterday can be classified as a complete shock. However, I did not think the club was going to waive Blair Betts. During yesterday's practice, in fact, Betts skated in his normal 4th line center spot.
When general manager Paul Holmgren addressed the media in the SkateZone lockerroom, he implied that Betts would be gone from the team even...
via TSN, The Montreal Canadiens added some depth to their bottom two lines on Wednesday, claiming forward Blair Betts off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers.
Betts, who was waived by the Flyers on Tuesday, is expected to join the Canadiens in Toronto when the club takes on the Maple Leafs in their season opener.
After losing Jeff Halpern and Tom Pyatt in the offseason, the Montreal Canadiens added some depth to their forward units on Wednesday, claiming forward Blair Betts off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Edmonton native, who is fairly imposing at 6-feet-3 and 210 pounds, has played 477 career games with the Flyers, Calgary Flames and New York Rangers, recording 41 goals...
Canadiens claim Blair Betts off waivers
- Andreas Engqvist assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs -
MONTREAL (October 5, 2011) – Montreal Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier announced today that forward Blair Betts has been claimed off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers, while forward Andreas Engqvist has been assigned to the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs.
Betts was held pointless...
The Montreal Canadiens claimed forward Blair Betts off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday.
The Montreal Canadiens have claimed defensive centre Blair Betts off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers.
TORONTO – Montreal Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier announced today that forward Blair Betts has...
TORONTO – In today’s notebook: The buzz is building, what Blair Betts brings, and Raphael Diaz on his first game.