Found February 21, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Sean Gordon of the Globe and Mail, Perhaps the situation is best described in economics-ese, by borrowing a term like “seller’s dilemma.” Whatever frame you choose, the Montreal Canadiens are in the full throes of whatever “it” is. In the countdown to the Feb. 27 NHL trade deadline, the Habs are six points out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, and with three games over the next six days – two of them against conference opponents, including one with the faltering Washington Capitals – hope to narrow the gap. “We’re just so close,” forward Ryan White said, “and we know we can get there.” But whatever illusion of proximity remains concerning postseason hockey in Montreal must be tempered by unforgiving statistical reality – the mathematical models say the Habs have a one in 13 chance of racking up enough points to get there. continued

Geoffrion now a fourth-generation Canadien

When Danny Geoffrion was growing up in Canada, playing junior hockey, he heard the comparisons, the whispers. "'He's good, but he'll never be like his father,'" he said. Such is the blessing and the curse of being born into one of hockey's most famous families. His father Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion is in the Hockey Hall of Fame, as is his...

Gill makes Preds debut in win

DALLAS – The Predators acquired defenseman Hal Gill for his penalty killing prowess. Little did they know that, in his debut, Gill would be sitting in the box in the final two minutes watching his team try to kill off a penalty and preserve a one-goal lead.“We were talking about that – the guy that loves to be in that situation right at the end of the game is in the box,...

Montreal Canadiens pay tribute to Gary Carter (Video)

Before Sunday's NHL game in Montreal, the Canadiens paid tribute to former Montreal Expos catcher Gary Carter, who passed away Thursday at the age of 57. Carter was the first player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame with the Montreal Expos logo on his cap. The Bell Centre went dark and still pictures of Gary Carter were shown on the ice as the PA announcer summarized...

Montreal Canadiens Pay Tribute To Gary Carter With No. 8 Jerseys

The Canadiens paid homage to Montreal icon Gary Carter on Sunday, as each member of the Habs sported the No. 8 during warm-ups before Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Devils at the Bell Centre.  Carter, who passed away on Thursday at 57 after battling brain cancer played for the Expos from 1974-84, and made seven of his eleven All-Star appearances for the Expos.  After playing for...

Quick Habs hits on a Monday evening

Back from six days away and without internet access almost the entire time. A few quick things to catch up on: - Pierre Gauthier made a great deal with Nashville. Getting two young players along with a 2nd, let alone a Geoffrion who could be motivated by the legacy of being the fourth generation to play in Montreal, was more than I felt the Canadiens would get for Hal Gill. Geoffrion...

NBC Sports Network doesn't air Montreal Canadiens' tribute to Gary Carter

NBC Sports Network has some issues on more than just the ratings front. One of their biggest programming hits thus far is live hockey games, and they generally have done a pretty good job thus far with those broadcasts, but there was a notably questionable decision Sunday night on their coverage of the Montreal Canadiens - New Jersey Devils game. The Canadiens started with a moving...

Stars 3, Canadiens 0

Slow starts have plagued the Montreal Canadiens recently, and put their playoff hopes in peril. Ryan Garbutt scored his first NHL goal and Kari Lehtonen made 31 saves as the Dallas Stars blanked the Canadiens 3-0 on Tuesday night. ''We're looking for a lot of energy to start the game, and keep things real simple and throw a lot of pucks at the net,'' Canadiens...

StarGazing - February 21st vs. Montreal Canadiens

TUESDAY’S GAME: Dallas Stars (29-26-4, 62 points – 10th, Western Conference) at Montreal Canadiens (24-26-10, 58 points – 13th, Eastern Confe...

The Right Thing

In case you missed it, the Montreal Canadiens ... a franchise for which Gary Carter never played for playing a sport which Carter never played professionally (albeit in a city that adored him), honored Montreal's favorite adopted son by wearing his name and number on all their backs during the pre-game skate. They also had a moment of silence for Kid, and even had their mascot...

GameDay: Dallas Stars at Montreal Canadiens

Stars at Canadiens

Dallas Stars (29-26-4) at Montreal Canadiens (24-26-10), 7:30 p.m. (ET)

The Dallas Stars will try to win their first game in Montreal in nearly a decade, as they visit the Canadiens for tonight's interconference clash at the Bell Centre.
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