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Beliveau’s View Of The Canadiens

from Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette via Habs Inside/Out,

“I’ve seen Price facing 35 to 40, sometimes more shots per game. I’ve said all along, ‘The poor kid, if he’s going to get that many, there are going to be nights when he won’t stop them all.”

No matter the Canadiens’ current skid, with five straight home losses heading into tonight’s game against Tampa Bay, Béliveau jokes that he hasn’t yet had to scalp his tickets; he still finds eternally grateful friends and guests to join he and his wife, Élise, in their four seats.

If asked, he’ll remark on the speed of the Canadiens, wondering whether it’s an optical illusion, and he’ll comment on the dart board that seemingly produces Carbonneau’s lines.

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Canadiens Struggle At Home

from the Montreal Gazette,

Carbonneau, who called a practice this morning on what was supposed to have been a day off, was at a loss to explain the Canadiens’ problems at home.

“It should be the opposite,” he said. “Maybe it’s the distractions, maybe we try to do too much.” Christopher Higgins said the Canadiens play a simpler game on the road.

“When we get home, we get away from that. Maybe we’re trying to please the fans, but the effort isn’t there.”

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Who Knew

from E.J. Hradek at ESPN,

The National Hockey League is very good at letting people know about its latest deal with any of the seemingly thousands of new media companies or any minor percentage jump in attendance or its D-list celebrity blogs.

However, when it comes to getting the word out about a special hockey night in a particular city, the league isn’t quite as adept.

That’s why most fans probably had no idea the Canadiens were having a very unique ceremony prior to Tuesday’s game against the Red Wings.

continued... E.J., you should have made a stop at KK yesterday, you would have known about it!

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Great Gesture By The Canadiens

from Habs Inside/Out,

Tuesday’s Canadiens-Detroit Red Wings game will be preceded by a tribute to the 81-year rivalry between the two Original Six clubs.

The Red Wings are expected to be represented by legends Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay, Alex Delvecchio, Marcel Pronovost and Marcel Dionne. The Canadiens are expected to have icons Jean Béliveau and Dickie Moore taking part, with Jean-Guy Talbot, Stéphane Richer and Claude Lemieux.

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added 9:20pm, Because KK member snafu brought up the name Lemieux…

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Habs Recall Halak

via TSN,

With goaltenders Cristobal Huet nursing a pulled groin and Carey Price sick with the flu, the Montreal Canadiens may have Jaroslav Halak between the pipes when they host the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday night.

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Morning Line

from Jack Todd of the Montreal Gazette,

Burke has always been a blunderbuss - Don Cherry with a law degree.

In the wake of Anaheim’s Stanley Cup win last spring, he’s morphed into a blowhard who believes he’s a genius - but a genius who doesn’t look half as smart without Scott Niedermayer and Teemu Selanne.

more and some Wings/Canadiens talk too…

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Habs A Fragile Team At This Point

from the CP via TSN,

The Predators outplayed Montreal for most of the game, but Huet held them off with a succession of fine saves in the first two periods and with the help of two hit goalposts.

“This was a perfect chance to get a win despite the team having a bad game,” said Huet. “It is disgraceful to blow a lead like that, especially at home.

“I can’t explain it.”

Except that he did later, saying: “We’re a fragile team. We’re a little weak between the ears.”

His teammates jumped to Huet’s defence, saying the game could have been out of reach early if he hadn’t shut the door in the first two periods.

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Habs Pay Up

from the Montreal Gazette,

The National Hockey League can’t protect players from headshots and dangerous hits from behind, but it is determined to have games start on time.

The Canadiens have been fined an undisclosed amount after the start of last Monday’s game against Ottawa was delayed about 10 minutes because the ceremony to retire Larry Robinson’s No. 19 ran longer than planned.

more and you can read about the Leafs situation if you wish…

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Habs Searching For Offense

from the Montreal Gazette,

A week after saying that he liked the way his team was playing, Carbonneau shrugged his shoulders when asked about the recent slide that has seen the Canadiens lose four of their last six games. While the Canadiens are clinging to fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings, they have slipped four points behind their pace of last season.

“I think we’re playing well defensively, but we’re not scoring,” said Carbonneau…

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Shot To The Ribs

from Red Fisher of the Montreal Gazette,

Now that Ottawa has lost a fifth game, isn’t it about time talking heads on radio and television stop making comparisons between them and the Canadiens team of the late 1970s, which lost only eight games in 1976-77? Yeah ... Martin Gerber and Ken Dryden; Wade Redden and Larry Robinson ... Guy Lafleur and any of the Senators’ forwards.

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