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Back in September, Max Pacioretty said he wanted to be known for his play, not 'The Hit.'
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...
Pierre Gauthier often gets a bad rap amongst Montreal media and fans.
And why shouldn’t he? He is at the helm of the worst team in the Eastern Conference and his cold, professorial demeanour is most off-putting. His whole treatment of the Jacques Martin firing and Randy Cunneyworth hiring leaves much to be desired as well.
But, when one looks behind the frigid facade...
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...
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...
With only 13 games left to their miserable season, the Montreal Canadiens welcomed back all-star defenseman Andrei Markov to their line-up after a 17-month absence. The result was a convincing 4-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks after a slow start by the Canadiens in the first period during which they were outshot 15-5.
But after Ryan Kesler opened the scoring midway through the...
Morning puck addicts!
Well, well, well what do we have here? A Habs win over the mighty Vancouver Canucks with All-Star defenseman, Andrei Markov, returning to the lineup?
Who woulda thunk it. With only 13 games left in this miserable season, the Habs, or more to the point, Markov, have given their fans a reason to watch games again.
How good was it to see Markov back in...
Morning Hab addicts!
As much as many fans want the Canadiens to perform poorly in hopes of obtaining a high draft pick, it is clearly not in these Habs to intentionally tank.
The way Desharnais and company celebrated after tying the game with less than three seconds remaining, you would think they were playing for spoils - not the role of spoiler.
Good on them.
There's a good chance Pierre Gauthier will be fired as Habs GM after the season, and the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch thinks Chicago Hawks exec Marc Bergevin will take over. However, Garrioch also thinks two other guys might be ideal candidates: Tampa assistant GM Julien Brisebois and Toronto assistant GM Claude Loiselle. As far as coaches, Garrioch pegs Patrick Roy and Winnipeg...
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...
Good thing David Desharnais played Monday night, because if it wasn’t for him, the Habs wouldn’t have been in this game. The usual storyline: Habs take lead, Habs blow lead, except in this one, they tied it with 3 seconds left, and then lost in overtime.
I won’t even get into the game: what’s with the celebrating? One thing I always appreciated about Saku Koivu was his class...
Andrei Markov Returns, Habs Go From Night to Day
140 games, 483 days and a whole bunch of losses and hotdogs in the pressbox watching his teammates toil away for the last two seasons made Andrei Markov an awfully hungry hockey player.
Returning to the lineup in a flash on Saturday night in Vancouver against the Canucks, the Habs and Markov caught the hockey world off-guard...
There was Andrei Markov, playing his 53rd game in three seasons Saturday, proving that at 70%, he's still better than a lot of other players.
But his appearance in the lineup from here to the end of the season will likely inspire more doubt than promise about his future.
Will he be able to produce? Absolutely.
Will he be exposed, defensively? Absolutely.
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...
Canadiens vs Canucks Game Recap
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Poor Andrei Markov. Before Saturday night's start in Vancouver, the former NHL All Star D had missed 140 games due to a jacked up ACL.
In his second game back to the lineup, Tyler Ennis toe-dragged him Sabres infamy.
Ennis has the hands of a jewel thief and he used them to perform larcent against Markov and Budaj. The goal had double meaning for the Sabtres as it tied...