Found April 07, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette, Marc Bergevin is a genius. In case you had any doubts on that point, sportswriters working in both French and English hit upon the same lead after Michael Ryder’s star turn against Winnipeg last week. All Bergevin needs to put himself in the same category as Albert Einstein is a head of bushy hair and a drooping moustache. Who are we to argue? Bergevin seems to do no wrong. He has done three years work in the span of a few months, handled the tricky P.K. Subban situation with aplomb, drafted the most talented player in the 2012 draft in young Alex Galchenyuk and pulled off the trade of the year by prying Michael Ryder out of Dallas in exchange for the moribund Erik Cole. But Bergevin’s most brilliant stroke may have been the one that drew the most fire at the time: the decision to recycle Michel Therrien as his coach. Today, with 10 games to play, the Canadiens still atop the division and threatening to win the Eastern Confere...

Canadiens D Emelin out for season with knee injury

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin will miss the rest of the season because of a torn knee ligament. The 26-year-old Russian was hurt as he tried to check Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins on Saturday. He has three goals and nine assists in 38 games in his second NHL season. Last season, he had three goals and four assists in 67 games. The Canadiens also announced the...

Canadiens 2, Bruins 1

Michael Ryder's power-play goal 57 seconds into the second period lifted the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the Northeast Division. Alex Galchenyuk also scored and Carey Price made 26 saves for the Canadiens (25-8-5), who won three of four against the Bruins this season. The Canadiens lead the...

David Krejci hit on Brendan Gallagher and Alexei Emelin collides with Milan Lucic

I find it funny that Canadiens defenseman Francis Bouillon tries to fight David Krejci for his nice hit on Brendan Gallagher, but of course the minute that Boston Bruins Andrew Ference steps in for Krejci, Bouillon acts like your typical Montreal Canadien and drops to the ice and wants nothing to do with Ference. How about this attempted hit by Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin...

Canadiens Pounce on ‘First Place Flop’ Opportunity, Beat Bruins Thanks to Boston’s Special Teams Woes (Video)

The Bruins’ power play had plagued them all season long, but Saturday’s frustrating ending might be the most damning example of the team’s struggles yet. Boston failed to record a shot during a last-minute power play chance, and the Canadiens held on to win 2-1 and remain in first place of the Northeast Division. The B’s will certainly be kicking themselves if the final standings...
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