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The Buffalo Sabes Will Have The First Pick In The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

1. Buffalo

2. Carolina

3. Montreal

added 10:36pm, If you missed part 2 of the lottery, watch it below.

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Geoff Molson And John Ledecky On Their Teams


Click their Twitter feed for more from Geoff Molson

Below, watch Jon Ledecky, co-owner of the New York Islanders with a brief statement.

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Evening Line- Pat Hickey

This year, it’s truly all-in for Dahlin and the Canadiens’ chances rest with those lottery balls. The chances will improve if the Canadiens drop a spot or two over the final week. The irony is that, as bad as the Canadiens have been this season, they were good against the wrong teams. They were 4-0 against Buffalo; 3-1 against Ottawa and have a 3-0 edge over Detroit heading into their game Thursday in the Motor City. If the Canadiens had split the season series against Buffalo, they would have the worst record in the NHL. Another loss to Ottawa would have dropped them to 30th overall.  

-Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette where you can read more on the draft from the Montreal point of view.

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Video- Chris Chelios On Hometown Hockey

via Sportsnet,

Chris Chelios talked about playing multiple musical instruments before discovering hockey, and then how he went from forward to defence.


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Not A Carey Price Type Year

from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,

What, me worry?

Canadiens coach Claude Julien borrowed a page out of the Alfred E. Neuman playbook Saturday night when he said he wasn’t worried about goaltender Carey Price, who is struggling through the worst season of his NHL career.

“‘There’s a goaltender on the other side, (Braden) Holtby, who’s having the same kind of year that Pricey is and he’s a pretty good goaltender,” Julien said after Price finished on the short end of a 6-4 count against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night night at the Bell Centre.

“It happens, but the one thing I can tell you is that we know how good he is and how good he will be,” Julien said. “I’m not worried about him bouncing back. It wasn’t his best night tonight. Knowing Carey he probably mentioned it but, at the same time, a lot of our season has gone that way. Our team wasn’t great tonight in front of him. We just talked about how many slot chances we’ve been giving up. This is where I know what I’m going to get out of Carey and I’m more confident than worried.”

After missing 14 games with a concussion, Price has given up 11 goals in two starts and a look at the numbers doesn’t offer much reason for confidence.


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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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