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from Chris Johnston of the CP at the Medicine Hat News, Rugged Montreal Canadiens winger Ryan White watched the brawl off the opening faceoff between the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils on television Monday night and called it “awesome.”
“You don’t see it very often. A lot of people don’t really like it, but I bet the people at Madison Square Garden liked it. I liked it,” White said. “I thought it was pretty cool. There were some big boys going at it, that’s for sure.”
The National Hockey League also apparently liked it, with the video of the donnybrook getting feature billing on the league’s website and no fines or suspensions issued.
Even as both Hockey Canada and Hockey USA look at ways to reduce fighting, at least in minor and junior hockey, there was not a hint of disapproval of the mass brawl in New York among NHL players and coaches Tuesday.
“You see that the game is changing,” said Montreal tough guy Brad Staubitz. “They’re talking about taking fighting out of th
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Scott Gomez’s infamous journey as a Montreal Canadien is likely to end after this season and he just may end up playing where it all began more than ten years ago.
According to L.A. Lariviere, Gomez, 32, is “aiming” to suit up for the New Jersey Devils next season. From Lariviere via Twitter:
#Habs Scott Gomez reportedly aiming to return to Devils after this season; tells...
from Sean Gordon of the Globe and Mail, Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later, turns out that Martin Leclerc of Radio-Canada.ca and NHL.com is the first off the mark with news that a deal is done between the Montreal Canadiens and former Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy that will see the fiery Quebec Remparts owner/coach/GM take over the Habs’ reins next fall.
Not much to report of late. Tomas Kaberle is unlikely to play tomorrow, still with his wife following the birth of their daughter. Andrei Markov will play. Maybe these two can’t play together - perhaps it’s fate? Mathieu Darche continues to work his way back from what appears to have been a very bad concussion, and the Canadiens continue to work their way downward, sitting in...
According to Patrice Brisebois, now of TVA Sport, Scott Gomez eagerly awaits a buyout at the end of the season and hopes to have another chance with the New Jersey Devils. I can't fathom how that would possibly be the best option for the Canadiens, unless the renegotiation of the CBA allows teams to buy players out in a short window, without cap implication. With the players...
At least Until End of Year
The Montreal Canadiens are caught between a rock and a hard place at the moment.
They need to make changes, quite a few of them to be honest, but they also have to realize that, having waited this long and come this far, they will be better off waiting until the end of the regular season before going forward with any major changes.