Found January 13, 2012 on
NorthWest Sports Beat:
The Eastern Conference standings are slowly starting to broaden, and teams like the Washington Capitals and Montreal Canadiens may find themselves on the outside looking in if they dont start putting up some extended winning streaks.
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The two forlorn franchises will meet for the first of four times this season on Wednesday night in Montreal, where the newest Canadien, Rene Bourque, will face the Capitals for the first time since giving Nicklas Backstrom a concussion on Jan. 3. Vigilante justice may be in order.
The Canadiens woes have been well documented. From the hiring of Randy Cunneyworth to the abysmal power play to the Mike Cammalleri trade last week, the team is ripe for the pickings right now.
Meanwhile, the Capitals are in the middle of a 10 games in 18 days stretch leading up to the All-Star break, so they may not be at full strength for the game.
Theyve had a decent run as of late, but hardly anything that will guarantee they play beyond mid-April. Now is the time for Alex Ovechkin to break out and earn the All-Star nod he garnered.
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from bob McKenzie of TSN, I know we are supposed to make instantaneous judgments on winners and losers in big NHL trades, and the Mike Cammalleri-Rene Bourque/Calgary-Montreal transaction certainly qualifies as a big deal.
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Another day, another headline for the Montreal Canadiens.
In a season marked by disappointment and curious moves, the NHL's most decorated franchise was the talk of the league again on Thursday night when news broke that Michael Cammalleri had been traded to Calgary for Rene Bourque.
The teams also swapped a prospect and a pick in the deal, which Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier...
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Michael Cammalleri has been traded back to the Calgary FlamesIt’s official. Mike Cammalleri has been traded back to the Calgary Flames and Rene Bourque is the newest member of the Montreal Canadiens.
After playing the first two periods in Montreal’s game against the Boston Bruins, Cammalleri was apparently told not to come back on the ice and was sent to the team hotel...
By Ryan Holmer http://twitter.com/RyanHB)
It’s amazing how quickly things can change.
During the first period of the Flames’ – Ducks’ game, I heard news that Mike Cammalleri had been pulled from Montreal’s game against Boston.
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After hitting the ice for the third period on Thursda...
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FANTASY MINI TRADE IMPACTO:
So the 11 games last night did not make the biggest impact necessarily but a trade did. Michael Cammalleri was sent to the Calgary Flames along with Karri Ramo and a 5th round pick in 2012. Montreal's return was Rene Bourque, Patrick Holland, and a 2nd round pick in 2013. It...
MONTREAL –Canadiens acquire forwards Rene Bourque, Patrick Holland and a 2nd-round pick in 2013, in return fo...