Found February 09, 2013 on
Mike Komisarek and Tomas Kaberle are completely different players stylistically, but as the Maple Leafs take on the Canadiens at the Bell Centre in Montreal tonight for the second and last time this season, both face very uncertain futures.
The 31 year old Komisarek, selected seventh overall by the Habs in 2001, will be a healthy scratch for the fourth game in a row, as Coach Randy Carlyle opt...
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It's no secret that the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens do not get along. It's also no secret that teams get chippy during one-sided blowouts, as the game between the two teams on Saturday night demonstrated in clear fashion. In a melee along the boards at about 11:30 into the third period, Max Pacioretty decided to put Mikhail Grabovski into a headlock....
from Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star,
Perhaps by now you’ve seen the viral video of Carey Price, the Montreal Canadiens goaltender.
In the footage Price is seen ungracefully absorbing a puck to the family jewels. The damage is done by an innocuous-looking wrist shot from teammate Lars Eller in warmups for Wednesday’s game against the Boston Bruins. Price, after...
Things got a little heated in one of the NHL’s best rivalries Saturday night, and an alleged biting incident has drawn the attention of the NHL.
Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski is scheduled to have a Sunday hearing with the league after he appeared to bite Montreal’s Max Pacioretty during a heated scrum late in Toronto’s 6-0 win over the Canadiens on Saturday night.
I honestly have no idea what Montreal Canadiens captain Brian Gionta was thinking here. It’s a tie game, late in the second period, and it wasn’t even an odd man rush. What purpose did tackling Buffalo Sabres forward Cody Hodgson have? I think Gionta will want to plead temporary insanity on this one; at least it was a good wrap-up tackle.[YouTube]
But problems revealed over the last three losses run deeper than game-to-game or period-to-period personnel moves.
As has been the case in recent seasons, your Montreal Canadiens are a small and, Brandon Prust notwithstanding, soft hockey team. And their next home game is against the Flyers.
But the Canadiens didn’t lose to the Leafs because they were outmuscled and/or...
The Montreal Canadiens-Toronto Maple Leafs rivalry has always been heated, and it is easily one of the best ones in sports. On Saturday night, during the Toronto Maple Leafs rout of the Canadiens, 6-0, things got a bit out of hand and there were quite a few altercations. One of which happened between Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski and Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty during...