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Good thing David Desharnais played Monday night, because if it wasn’t for him, the Habs wouldn’t have been in this game. The usual storyline: Habs take lead, Habs blow lead, except in this one, they tied it with 3 seconds left, and then lost in overtime.
I won’t even get into the game: what’s with the celebrating? One thing I always appreciated about Saku Koivu was his class, and his low-key celebrations when things weren’t going well. Remember him toning other players down in an 8-2 playoff ending loss to the Hurricanes? That was the game Doug Gilmour shattered the penalty box glass in. Some of the younger players were ecstatic when the second goal was scored - Koivu set them straight. Congratulations, Saku, on your 1000th game tonight, by the way.
But back to the horror story that is Montreal. Clearly, the Habs need someone to do what Saku once did, because when they tied the game, you’d think they had won the Stanley Cup. Honestly. It was embarrassing.
Or maybe that’s it. May...
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Pierre Gauthier often gets a bad rap amongst Montreal media and fans.
And why shouldn’t he? He is at the helm of the worst team in the Eastern Conference and his cold, professorial demeanour is most off-putting. His whole treatment of the Jacques Martin firing and Randy Cunneyworth hiring leaves much to be desired as well.
But, when one looks behind the frigid facade...
I have decided to tackle a dangerous task today.
That task is trying to explain the logic of the Montreal Canadiens' coaching staff regarding Scott Gomez's presence in the lineup.
As best as I can remember, since Gomez arrived in Montreal, he has never once been a healthy scratch.
Naturally, this has infuriated more than a few fans...
Back in September, Max Pacioretty said he wanted to be known for his play, not 'The Hit.'
Pacioretty has been one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dismal season for the Canadiens. His 30 goals and 56 points lead the team, with several weeks to add before season's end.
"Thirty goals is exciting," he told reporters after reaching...
It goes without saying that the Montreal Canadiens are likely to make changes to the team’s front office and behind the bench following the 2011-2012 season and names of potential replacements are beginning to surface.
According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, former Habs goalie Patrick Roy and current Chicago Blackhawks assistant general manager Marc Bergevin are among the...
With only 13 games left to their miserable season, the Montreal Canadiens welcomed back all-star defenseman Andrei Markov to their line-up after a 17-month absence. The result was a convincing 4-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks after a slow start by the Canadiens in the first period during which they were outshot 15-5.
But after Ryan Kesler opened the scoring midway through the...
If you haven't seen it yet, here is vid of Max Pacioretty being interviewed by Craig Simpson and Scott Oakes, on Hockey Night in Canada's After Hours.
The interview took place after the Habs 4-1 defeat of the Vancouver Canucks and is a great watch!
Oh, they also interview Dan Hamhuis after Pacioretty.
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After struggling this season for the Calgary Flames, Rene Bourque was traded in January to the Montreal Canadiens. Coming the other way was Mike Cammalleri, who had equally lost his scoring touch. It was hoped that a change of scenery would benefit both players.So far, Bourque has gained no such benefit and has been a big disappointment in Montreal. Cammalleri has not exactly broken...
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As much as many fans want the Canadiens to perform poorly in hopes of obtaining a high draft pick, it is clearly not in these Habs to intentionally tank.
The way Desharnais and company celebrated after tying the game with less than three seconds remaining, you would think they were playing for spoils - not the role of spoiler.
Good on them.
There's a good chance Pierre Gauthier will be fired as Habs GM after the season, and the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch thinks Chicago Hawks exec Marc Bergevin will take over. However, Garrioch also thinks two other guys might be ideal candidates: Tampa assistant GM Julien Brisebois and Toronto assistant GM Claude Loiselle. As far as coaches, Garrioch pegs Patrick Roy and Winnipeg...
Andrei Markov Returns, Habs Go From Night to Day
140 games, 483 days and a whole bunch of losses and hotdogs in the pressbox watching his teammates toil away for the last two seasons made Andrei Markov an awfully hungry hockey player.
Returning to the lineup in a flash on Saturday night in Vancouver against the Canucks, the Habs and Markov caught the hockey world off-guard...
There was Andrei Markov, playing his 53rd game in three seasons Saturday, proving that at 70%, he's still better than a lot of other players.
But his appearance in the lineup from here to the end of the season will likely inspire more doubt than promise about his future.
Will he be able to produce? Absolutely.
Will he be exposed, defensively? Absolutely.
Poor Andrei Markov. Before Saturday night's start in Vancouver, the former NHL All Star D had missed 140 games due to a jacked up ACL.
In his second game back to the lineup, Tyler Ennis toe-dragged him Sabres infamy.
Ennis has the hands of a jewel thief and he used them to perform larcent against Markov and Budaj. The goal had double meaning for the Sabtres as it tied...