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The Habs continue to truck along, having gained yet another point in yesterday's OT 3-2 loss to Buffalo. A few quick thoughts:
The Bouillon signing is a great move. Marc Bergevin is clearly a chemistry guy, and believes in the leadership present in the room. Bouillon is a big part. Well done, M. Bergevin.
Jarred Tinordi belongs. I was at Saturday's game against New Jersey, and for a kid his age, he has poise. He's good with the puck - an errant delay of game penalty last night aside - and has a decent shot. As his body fills out, he is going to be a physical beast. The Habs did well bringing him up slowly, and I suspect he'll contribute down the stretch this year.
Brendan Gallagher is going to win the Calder. This kid isn't slowing down - if anything he is getting better.
The Habs are winning despite less than stellar Carey Price goaltending. He isn't on right now - he has been at times, but not lately. If he gets hot come April, watch out.
BEST OF MAXIM
from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,
P.K. Subban says there’s no worse feeling than sitting in the penalty box when the opposition scores the winning goal.
That was the situation Tuesday night in overtime when Subban had a front-row seat as Steve Ott banged home a rebound to give the Buffalo Sabres a 3-2 win over the Canadiens at the Bell Centre.
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By James Stephan (@J_Habs)
Saskatoon Blades blueliner Darren Dietz signs three year Entry Level Deal
On March 17, 2013 Marc Bergevin signed dynamic hard working defenseman Darren Dietz from the Saskatoon Blades to a 3 year entry level contract. Dietz was drafted in the fifth round, 138th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, and since then has...
As per RDS during the intermission this evening, the Canadiens are currently working on an extension for defenceman Francis Bouillon.
This may come as a surprise to many, as Boullon is seen as a depth player on the Habs, but he's a fan favourite, a hard worker, and never complains about his role. I suspect Bergevin is approaching this with the understanding Bouillon may be...
The Montreal Canadiens have signed Francis Bouillon to a one year contract worth $1.5 million. Bouillon has a pleasant surprise this season with the Canadiens defensively, playing with young defensemen PK Subban and Jarred Tinordi. The 5-foot-8, 200-pound rearguard may only have a goal and six assists in 29 games, but he wasn’t signed for his offensive [...]
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