Found February 01, 2012 on
from MitchMelnick.com, I’m not going to step aside over some supposed professional code. I sincerely believe that Pierre McGuire would do a terrific job as an NHL General Manager. And I think it’s about bloody time somebody in this town talked to him about the GM post of the Montreal Canadiens.
I believe that Pierre is the best hockey analyst in the business. Almost too good, it turns out, to return to work for an NHL franchise. He revolutionized the way the game is now described on television and more importantly, what hockey fans expect out of a telecast. The energy and passion he possesses is obvious. His knowledge of virtually any player anywhere on the planet, let alone an NHL ice surface, reveals his strong roots as a scout. That knowledge has never wavered from the moment I first met him, sitting in the old balcony at the Montreal Forum during a Canadiens playoff match up that I have since forgotten everything about except for the guy I was sitting next to. Regular members o...
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As the one year anniversary approaches commemorating the last time that Scott Gomez scored a goal in the NHL, an overwhelming sense of emotion overcomes by body to think of that joyous occasion. To think, that it was just one year ago that he scored, man how time flies.
Enough of the sarcasm.
I am not going to sit here and tell you that everything is going well with this squad...
Max Pacioretty and the Canadiens no longer have a problem with just Zdeno Chara and the Bruins. They now have to worry about Paul Gaustad and the Sabres, too. Gaustad ensured that he shot up the ranks on the long list of perceived Montreal villains on Tuesday night when he got into a verbal bout with the Canadiens bench. According to a number of Canadiens, Gaustad got into it with...
From Sabres beat reporter Paul Hamilton of WGR-550,
Right after Pat Kaleta scored into the empty net Tuesday in Montreal to ice the game, he did his arm pumping goal celebration down the slot. Max Pacioretty took exception and started talking trash as he does all game. His target this time was Paul Gaustad. Pacioretty asked him “Where’s Lucic” with Gaustad countering “Where’s...
NEWARK – Back in the Canadiens’ fold, Louis Leblanc talks about what he expects from his second stint in the NHL.
Any slim hope of making the post-season - and they were very slim to begin with - evaporated further as the Canadiens fell to the struggling Buffalo Sabres.
While the Habs managed to play a decent first period, even jumping to an early lead courtesy of Max Pacioretty, they offered mostly abysmal hockey for the final two periods.
As a result, the Sabres capitalized, scoring...
MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens announced today that forward Louis Leblanc has been recalled from the AHL Ha...
Nicklas Backstrom still hasn't played since suffering a concussion from a cheap-shot elbow to the head from Rene Bourque on Jan. 3. Then a Calgary Flames forward and now with the Montreal Canadiens, Bourque served his five-game NHL suspension but is back in the lineup. He was back in time ...
Match-up- Canadiens (19-22-9 - 47 points) @ Devils (27-19-3 - 57 points)
TV - RDS (HD), TSN-Habs (HD), MSG Plus
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
Last 10: Montreal 4-4-2 / New Jersey 6-3-1
Projected starting goalies - Carey Price (MTL) vs. Martin Brodeur (NJ)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
Montreal - 2.60 / 2.60
New Jersey - 2.53 / 2.80
Powerplay/Penalty Kill percentage...
The Sabres and Canadiens both won their final games before the All-Star break and the disappointing Northeast Division foes will try to keep heading in the right direction when they clash tonight at Montreal's Bell Centre.
Martin Brodeur vs. Carey Price