Found August 22, 2012 on
It’s been a slow news month and a half for the Habs, other than the odd contract signing and personnel addition. Two predictions: 1) I think the NHL and NHLPA will settle soon. I just can’t believe the owners would risk alienating fans with another lockout. 2) PK Subban will sign soon. With the Canadiens. Just a hunch. But I think it’s coming.
Until then, a good article from today’s Montreal Gazette on the state of the Canadiens and Quebec born players (a somewhat hot topic during an election campaign):
Without the French factor, the Canadiens just aren’t the same
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Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque has been hired as executive director of the fledgling Canadian Hockey League Players' Association.
Laraque announced Tuesday on his Twitter account that he was ''proud'' to accept the role.
Laraque spent three years in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League - winning a Memorial Cup with the Granby Predateurs in 1996 - before...
Today I’m proud to have been named the executive director of the new players association of the Canadian hockey league. #chlpa— Georges Laraque (@GeorgesLaraque) August 21, 2012
1) Just a month from training camp, and the hard questions haven't had to be answered. Does Scott Gomez need to be dealt with before a new CBA is in place?
Obviously not. And considering all the moves that have been made leading up to now, once Subban is settled, this will become the top topic of interest.
Could the Canadiens even be considering having Gomez at training...