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By James Stephan (@J_Habs)
Disappointment was what every Habs fan was reluctantly expecting on Tuesday, January 22nd as the Montreal Canadiens hosted the Florida Panthers. Fans were hoping that Saturday’s Home opening loss to the Leafs was just a case of the jitters and a very short pre-season to prepare.
Habs fans rejoiced around the world as they witnessed a couple of key events such as Andrei Markov, dubbed “The General” by his teammates and coach Therrien, had a stellar performance of two goals, and playing a total of 23 minutes. Another treat fans enjoyed was Montreal Canadiens top prospect Alex Galchenyuk scoring his first NHL goal, and prospect Brendan Gallagher receiving his first NHL point on the very same goal, in his NHL debut no less.
Michel Therrien is likely going to keep the same line up for Thursday; many are curious if the Prust-Galchenyuk-Gallagher line can continue to produce and how long will Lars Eller remain a healthy scratch.
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Should he stay or should he go? If you believe the pundits, the Canadiens have offered Subban 2 years, $3 million per year - far too low. Subban, naturally, is offput by this offer, and wants 5 or 6 years, at $5.5-6 million per year - far too much. Who will blink first? The reality is that if the Habs deal Subban, the next decade will be spent looking for a physical, puck moving...
From Bob McKenzie via TSN990:
"At some point the notion of trading PK Subban is something that I think the Montreal Canadiens may decide to deal with."
So why would I care that a rebuilding Northeast Division rival's rookie GM is possibly on the verge of trading it's most marketable, young first pairing defenceman? And did I neglect to mention the future...
Mitchell is getting older - Scuderi is in the final year of his contract - Subban and Doughty for the next 5-6 years would be just brutal to the opponents of the Western Conference.
If the Habs ARE willing to deal P.K., a Western Conference team would make sense.
Is P.K. a Dean Lombardi "right fit?"
What would it cost Lombardi? They don't need Bernier and its...
Andrei Markov's resurgence continued with a goal and an assist, and the Montreal Canadiens cruised to a 4-1 win Thursday night over the Washington Capitals, who are 0-3 for the first time in nearly two decades.
Finally healthy after twice tearing the ACL in his right knee, Markov was part of a second-period spree in which the Canadiens scored in all sorts of ways against a Capitals...
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The Washington Capitals will welcome the Montreal Canadiens to Verizon Center on Thursday night as they attempt to get their first win of the 2013 season. The Caps have dropped their first two games while conceding ten goals in the process, and are 0-2 for the first time in more than a decade. The Canadiens, who beat the Panthers 4-1 in their last game...
Veteran center Scott Gomez and the Sharks came to terms on a contract on Wednesday, an expected move several days in the making.
The one-year deal is reportedly worth $700,000. To make room for Gomez on the 23-man roster, the Sharks placed Brent Burns on the injured reserve.
Gomez, 33, had been working out with the Sharks since the weekend and accompanied the team on their recent...
The Scott Gomez comeback starts now. Gomez has signed a one-year, $700,000 pro-rated deal with the San Jose Sharks, as reported by ESPN's Pierre LeBrun. His deal comes just a handful of days after Wade Redden, his partner in bloated contracts that required buyouts, signed a deal with the St. Louis Blues.
Now that Gomez is back in an active NHL role and playing under a reasonable...
Quick hit this morning, to be followed by a big rumor blog later on...
The Jamie Benn signing has really put the spotlight squarely on Pk Subban and the Montreal Canadiens as rumors of a possible offer sheet grow... The question is this...
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more to come this afternoon....
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Remember when Mark Streit and Andrei Markov tormented penalty kill units and goaltenders?
Well, if you can't, you can get a great idea of what it was like if you've watched Markov and Habs sophomore defender Raphael Diaz work their magic on the power play.
It's not secret that Markov's performance through 3 games has all but turned the...
WASHINGTON -- When the NHL lockout ended, many believed teams with first-year coaches would have the most difficult time getting out of the gates. On Thursday night in front of a restless crowd at Verizon Center, Michel Therrien's Montreal Canadiens looked like a team hitting its stride, while Adam Oates' Washington Capitals continued to stumble. Both coaches are in their...
Little or no progress made in PK Subban contract negotiations. Habs firm on 2 year deal, roughly $5 mil total. Offer sheet? Trade? Options.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 26, 2013
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Jamie Benn, P.K. Subban and Ryan O’Reilly remained unsigned Tuesday as the season hurled itself into warp speed, thanks to a compressed schedule.
Of the three RFAs, my gut feeling says Benn will be the first of the three to sign. But that’s not sure thing.
I just don’t think they’re that far apart.
Look no further than...