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Will #79 Ever Be the Same?
He is currently on his way back to Montreal.
He also just finished playing 20 games with Vityaz Chekov of the KHL.
But is Andrei Markov ever going to be the same player folks thought could potentially be the Habs version of Nicklas Lidstrom?
Clearly those days of optimism and praise are long gone.
Multiple knee injuries (or should that read "repeatedly d...
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The NHL lockout has came to an end and all there's left to do is to finalize all the details in the agreement. Expect a flurry of player movement before the start of the shortened. Also players will have to get themselves into shape pretty quick.
The Detroit Red Wings aren't going to be the force they were for the better part of the last decade. Age, injuries and retirement...
Not much news yet, as the CBA hasn't been signed, but a few quick notes:
- Negotiations are ready to go between Don Meehan and Marc Bergevin to get PK Subban's new contract worked out.
- Mike Commodore has been invited to Canadiens training camp, giving the Habs a plethora of NHL defencemen
- Alex Galchenyuk is expected to be at Habs camp, and coach Michel Therrien...
They finished dead last in the Eastern Conference last season, and for a while there it looked as if the Montreal Canadiens disaster season was going to be erased by the disastrous owner imposed lockout.
Were the lockout to have dragged on beyond this past week, when we finally arrived at a CBA resolution, chances are most would have forgotten about that 15th place finish.
How Important are the Habs Bottom 2 Lines?
I have been waiting quite a few months to pose this question, but how much will the additions of Brandon Prust and Colby Armstrong change the Montreal Canadiens?
Secondary scoring, grit and the ability to roll 4 lines are the hidden elements of hockey that provide a winning team that extra leg up. Of course, you always need a pair...
Aloha *******. This post will evolve over the next little bit, but I wanted to give you this ditty to start with. Khan(!)'s got himself a scoop and, in typical Digger fashion, attributes it to no one but his immense knowledge of the organ-I-zation.
Ever since Nicklas Lidstrom announced his retirement on May 31, it was fairly obvious would who replace him as Detroit Red...
After the retirement of Nicklas Lidstrom at the end of the 2011-2012 season, many hockey fans assumed that the next captain of the Detroit Red Wings would be one of two people: Henrik Zetterberg or Pavel Datsyuk. Both players have led their team and the NHL in class and ability for quite some time, and both were more than capable assistant captains under Lidstrom. The only question...
After the retirement of Nicklas Lidstrom at the end of the 2011-2012 season, many hockey fans assumed that the next captain of the Detroit Red Wings would be one of two people: Henrik Zetterberg or Pavel Datsyuk. Both players have led their team and the NHL in class and ability for quite some time, and both were more than capable assistant captians under Lidstrom. The only question...