Found March 11, 2012 on Hockey Fan Land:
After struggling this season for the Calgary Flames, Rene Bourque was traded in January to the Montreal Canadiens. Coming the other way was Mike Cammalleri, who had equally lost his scoring touch. It was hoped that a change of scenery would benefit both players. So far, Bourque has gained no such benefit and has been a big disappointment in Montreal. Cammalleri has not exactly broken out in Calgary, but at least he has 8 points in his last 11 games. Bourque on the other hand had only 4 points in all of February. Even on back to back games in Western Canada nights where the Canadiens notched 4 goals each night, Bourque was all but invisible, managing a meagre single assist. In fact, Bourque has been so cold since the start of February that Scott Gomez has managed the same number of goals over that time: 2. Perhaps, though, the most staggering statistic attributable to the Bourque cold streak is the -15 plus/ minus rating since the start in February. In fact he has only had ...

Pacioretty putting 'The Hit' behind him

Back in September, Max Pacioretty said he wanted to be known for his play, not 'The Hit.' Mission accomplished. Pacioretty has been one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dismal season for the Canadiens. His 30 goals and 56 points lead the team, with several weeks to add before season's end. "Thirty goals is exciting," he told reporters after reaching...

Patrick Roy Among Top Candidates to Join Montreal Canadiens

It goes without saying that the Montreal Canadiens are likely to make changes to the team’s front office and behind the bench following the 2011-2012 season and names of potential replacements are beginning to surface. According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, former Habs goalie Patrick Roy and current Chicago Blackhawks assistant general manager Marc Bergevin are among the...

Canadiens D Markov activated from IR

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov has been activated from injured reserve and could make his season debut Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks."He's activated and available to us and should everything go as planned he will be in our lineup," said coach Randy Cunneyworth. The decision will be made just prior to the game.Markov has only played seven games...

Cole $2500 Lighter In The Wallet

NEW YORK (March 9, 2012)—Montreal Canadiens forward Erik Cole has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slew-footing Edmonton Oilers defenseman Jeff Petry in NHL Game #1008 in Edmonton on Thursday, March 8, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 11:48 of the second period...

Canadiens 4, Canucks 1

There have been few bright spots this season for the Montreal Canadiens, but the return of veteran defenseman Andrei Markov certainly qualifies as a highlight. That it came in a 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night made it that much better. ''It was awesome,'' said Markov, the 33-year-old Russian, who fought back from two operations on his right...

Canadiens LW Cole fined $2,500

Montreal Canadiens left wing Erik Cole was fined $2,500 by the NHL on Friday for slew-footing Edmonton Oilers defenseman Jeff Petry.Cole slew-footed Petry in the second period of Montreal's 5-3 win over the Oilers on Thursday and was assessed a minor penalty for tripping.The fine money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em

French Toast The dog days of March are here. The Vancouver Canucks have nothing left to play for in a division long since wrapped up, and the prospect of another long, punishing playoff run as seen the effort levels lately drop to a more manageable peak. It’s a tad disappointing to see these losses, but who will really remember these games once the playoffs start? On to the Love...

Montreal vs. Vancouver – March 10th | NHL Highlights

Canadiens vs Canucks Game Recap Did you miss the Montreal Canadiens vs. Vancouver Canucks Saturday night on Hockey Night in Canada? Boxscore | My Post Game Recap We’ve got the highlights for you. Canadiens vs. Canucks highlights courtesy CLICK HERE CHECK OUT THE CANUCKS CLUBHOUSE TODAY AT NWSB! © NWSports "Q" for North West Sports Beat, 2012. | Permalink...
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