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Video- Pittsburgh/Montreal - You Make The Call

Called a goal on the ice.


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The Struggling Dallas Stars

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

Dallas is now 3-7-1 in games where the opposition played the night before. What's more, Montreal was finishing up a six-game road trip and was 0-3-2 in its previous five games.

Bottom line, the Stars could not afford to lose this game.

And yet they found a way.

"This time of year, it's really revealing, one way or the other," Stars coach Ken Hitchcock said. "I think the thing that concerns us is we've shown some cracks that we haven't shown when it was the middle of the season, now the temperature has gone way up and we've shown some cracks, so we've got to help the guys get through that stuff."...

A Dallas team that is averaging less than two goals a game over the past 13, was just not going to get to three. Jamie Benn scored on the power play to cut the deficit to 3-2, but Montreal scored its third power play goal to put things away.

The Stars fall to 38-26-6 (82 points). They are still in playoff position, but they are 2-3-2 in their past seven and they are frittering away points they should be getting. As they continue on the longest road trip of the season, it won't get easier.


Game highlights of the Stars 4-2 loss to the Canadiens can be watched below.

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Videos- Bruins Comeback And Andrew Shaw With Possibly Another Concussion

Bruins down 4-1 in the 3rd with just under 10 minutes left.



Another video below...

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Shea Weber Had Tendon Surgery On His Foot Today

MONTREAL (March 13, 2018) –  The Montreal Canadiens announced that defenseman Shea Weber underwent surgery earlier today to repair an injury to tendons in his left foot. His recovery period is expected to be six months. Surgery was performed by foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Club will coordinate a media opportunity with Shea at a later date.

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Why Endorse Marc Bergevin Now & Questioning Jonathan Drouin

from Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette,

So it came to pass that as the Ides of March approached, the leader of the Montreal Canadiens found himself in the theatre of public opinion, surrounded by rabble-rousers brandishing their #FireBergevin daggers and screeching for blood.

It was then that one of the gods stepped down from the mountain, raised his palm, and thundered: “Nay! Stay your daggers! Marc Bergevin’s job is safe and secure. I like his plan for the future.”

With that, there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth, the very air was filled with open mouths and closed minds, the Twits and the Faces became filled with rage and the rivers of frustration overflowed.

Or something to that effect.

Here we are in the grip of an especially dreary March, with the parade along the usual route looking farther away than ever, and the question for Canadiens owner Geoff Molson (who issued that ringing endorsement of his GM) is a simple one: “Why now?”


from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,

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Tomas Plekanec Traded To Toronto



added 12:20pm, Montreal release is below...

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Shea Weber Will Have Surgery On His Foot To Repair A Tendon Tear

MONTREAL - Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber will undergo surgery to repair a tear in a tendon in his left foot and will miss the remainder of the 2017-18 season.

˝Following the diagnosis of Shea Weber's injury, it was our belief that after a comprehensive rehabilitation protocol under the guidance of our medical team, Shea would be able to return to play this season. Unfortunately, after extensive efforts to heal Shea's injury, progress has not been made as expected. After further exams, and a consultation on Wednesday in Green Bay, Wisconsin with specialist Dr. Robert Anderson, and with Shea's approval, it has been determined that he should undergo surgery and will be out for the reminder of the season. Our medical group will work with Shea to ensure he is pursuing the best course of treatment moving forward, and we expect him to make a full recovery and be ready for the start of training camp next season. The length of his recovery will be determined following surgery, which will be performed by Dr. Anderson,'' said the Club's orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Paul Martineau.

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Montreal Should Name Serge Savard Director Of Hockey Operations

from Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette,

When Canadiens owner Geoff Molson went looking for a new general manager six years ago, he asked Serge Savard to help him conduct the search.

It was a good move by Molson, since Savard was a Hall of Fame defenceman with the Canadiens and won eight Stanley Cups as a player before becoming the team’s general manager and building Montreal’s last two championship teams in 1986 and 1993....

With the Feb. 26 NHL trade deadline approaching and Bergevin still in charge, it certainly looks like he’s going to keep his job and work on another five-year plan after his first one failed. When Savard was interviewed by Chris Nilan Thursday on the former Hab’s Off the Cuff show on TSN Radio 690, he said Molson has a plan for the future, although the owner hasn’t stated publicly what it is....

If that plan includes keeping Bergevin, Molson should reach out to Savard for help once again and offer him the role of director of hockey operations.

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Afternoon Line- Michael Farber

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The Montreal Canadiens Need A President Of Hockey Operations

from Brendan Kelly of the Montreal Gazette,

So what needs to be done? I believe that the man with the snappy suits running the team should be told he can spend all of his time at the Grinder resto and to not bother coming back to the office. But, clearly, Molson is not ready to fire his GM and I am in agreement with RDS analyst François Gagnon that Molson will give Bergevin another year to right this Titanic-like ship.

In that case, there is only one rational course of action and that is for Molson to hire a president of hockey operations. There has been an enormous amount of chatter about this recently and one of the big talking points this week was the “news” that NBC/TSN analyst Pierre McGuire was open to the idea of becoming president of hockey operations for the Habs.

Let’s just nip that one in the bud. McGuire has an extraordinary knowledge of hockey and he was on the final list candidates before Molson made the call to hire Bergevin. But I have a gut feeling that Molson will not be hiring McGuire. And that’s the right call. Despite McGuire’s talk, he doesn’t have a lot of experience as an NHL coach or manager. What Molson needs is someone who’s had success managing an NHL team and bring in this person to be the manager between him and Bergevin.

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