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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.”

more on Montreal trade options...

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Claude Julien Returns To Boston

The Boston Bruins welcomed Claude Julien back to Boston.



The Canadiens lost 4-1 to the Bruins, game recap and highlights are below...

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Video- No Goal Montreal

A lot of chatter on Twitter last night, saying time to change the rule.

One example...



Watch the reversed call below...

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Needed In Montreal - A Number One Center

from Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette,

“How are you going to get this No. 1 centre?” (Ray) Ferraro said to host Mitch Melnick on his afternoon TSN Radio 690 show. “What’s the plan to acquire one? What are your assets going to be to acquire one, because the guy’s not going to drop out of the sky. It’s not going to happen.”

One player who might bring a No. 1 centre in return is Carey Price — who was named to the Atlantic Division team for the NHL All-Star Game on Wednesday — but the 30-year-old goaltender already has a no-trade clause as part of his new eight-year, US$84-million contract that kicks in next season.

Five-and-a-half seasons into his job as Canadiens GM, Bergevin has yet to fill the team’s biggest need and has already traded away arguably his best player, P.K. Subban, and definitely his best prospect, Mikhail Sergachev. Yet there is still a big hole at the No. 1 centre position with Drouin posting 5-14-19 totals and a minus-17 in 37 games while winning only 40.3 per cent of his faceoffs. The Canadiens rank 29th in the NHL in offence, scoring an average of 2.52 goals per game.

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Afternoon Line- Marc Bergevin

via Montreal's Twitter account,

“Today, we’re in a tough situation, but we haven’t lost hope. We haven’t thrown in the towel, but we for sure have a lot of work to do.” -Marc Bergevin

“There are certainly some players who did not live up to the organization’s expectations, nor their own.”

“Have I made mistakes? Yes. Have I done some good things? Yes. But that’s the reality for a general manager. But I’m proud of what we’ve done.”

“I believe [making the playoffs] is possible, but a lot of things have to change. There are times where I’ve seen them capable of doing it.”

“Jonathan Drouin has had some good stretches at center, and he’s had some stretches that have been more difficult. When I say that some players have needed more consistency, he’s a part of that.

“I’m a fighter, and I’ve heard my coaches and players say the same thing. We’re going to keep fighting until the end.”

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Marc Bergevin Must Go Now

from Brendan Kelly of the Montreal Gazette,

Yes, Bergevin has made one bad trade after another. Yes, he somehow dumped all of his defencemen over the summer. Yes, he tarnishes the once classy organization by constantly trash-talking his players. But the real reason he has to be considered a failure as a GM is the fact that he has done nothing to address the team’s most important problem, the lack of strength down the middle. They might well have the worst centres in the league, led by a number-one “centre”, Drouin, who is not a centre.

Other teams somehow deal for centres. The Predators recently nabbed Kyle Turris. St. Louis picked up Brayden Schenn. It can be done. But instead Bergevin whines about how hard it is to get a good centre.

But the real reason Geoff Molson has to bite the bullet and give Bergevin his walking papers is because the time has come to radically reinvent this team and given his track record, the last guy you want helming that re-invention is Bergevin. Mark my words: If he does trade Pacioretty, he’ll make a bad trade. You can’t let this man do any more damage to our hockey team.


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Losing Streak Hits Five For The Montreal Canadiens After A 4-1 Loss To The San Jose Sharks

from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,

They lost because they didn’t compete hard enough.

Defenceman Jeff Petry said the team’s shortcomings were discussed in a players-only meeting after the loss.

“Guys in here, we had a little talk,” Petry said. “Obviously, we weren’t good enough tonight and we had to clear some things up.”

When asked what had to change, Petry said: “I think our compete level … definitely tonight wasn’t good enough. It just seems like we’re playing an easy game right now, making it easy on opponents. I don’t know if it’s just mental lapses from our structure or just wanting to do our own thing, but it’s definitely not working and it’s becoming more and more apparent.”

The Canadiens have scored only four goals in their five-game skid and Tuesday’s goal came on a 5-on-3 power play.


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