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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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Carey Price Is Not Having An All-Star Season

from Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette,

Carey Price has shouldered so much of the load for the Canadiens for so long that it seems like heresy to suggest he has been something less than All-World this season. Or even an All-Star.

But based on the reality of a campaign that was over before Santa harnessed his reindeer, Price had no business playing in the All-Star Game.

Based on Price’s career, he should have been part of the festivities. But taking this season alone, the only Canadien who deserved an All-Star berth was Brendan Gallagher. The undersized power forward with a heart the size of the Bay of Fundy has been there, night in and night out, taking the worst the league’s redwoods can throw his way around the crease without complaint and still producing steadily....

Price, meanwhile, has been an enigma. Superb at times, but not often enough. Sluggish at other times. What the real cause might be is pure speculation: technical faults, a lingering injury, the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Price mention in an interview with TVA and then refused to discuss. Off-ice problems that have left him stressed and/or depressed.

Whatever, he has simply not been the Carey Price we know.

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Vidoes- Bad Goal Of The Night Candidates

Carey Price..



Or Pekka Rinne?

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Memories Of Red Fisher

from Dave Stubbs of NHL.com,

One of the greatest and most respected observers of hockey the game has ever known died Friday at age 91. There isn't a player Red covered, an owner or general manager whose team he was around, or reader who absorbed his every typed or broadcast word who doesn't have a memory or a story to share.

For a few years at the Montreal Gazette, Red was my sports editor. For a few years, our roles would be reversed.

As crusty as he forever tried to make himself look, this is the Red Fisher I knew:

In many long talks, plumbing his reservoir of stories, I gained a great love of hockey history that I bring to many features about the game of yesterday.

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from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

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Rest In Peace Red Fisher


Below, a story on Red Fisher with numerous links.

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Montreal Must Be Prepared For John Tavares, Just In Case

from TSN,

One of the Canadiens’ most glaring problems is their lack of a first-line centre. An obvious solution would be New York Islanders’ star John Tavares, should he hit the open market this off-season. Dreger said that while Tavares leaving the Islanders is unlikely, the Habs have no choice but to be ready just in case.

“It’s a pipedream. I’m still in the camp that believes that Tavares and the Islanders are going to find that middle ground. He’ll stay and quite possibly finish his career with the Islanders.”

“In Tavares you have to be all-in if you’re the Canadiens, you’re so desperate up the middle of the ice. I had an NHL executive tell me earlier this week that he believes that if Tavares goes to market, someone is going to offer a seven-year term at $15 million per season. If you’re the Canadiens with $9 million in cap space right now, and that’s going to grow in the off-season, if he hits the market, you need to be one of those teams ready to pony up that kind of dough.”

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