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Halak Hooked On Chocolate Milk

from Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette,

Jaroslav Halak seems in the mood for confession, so it’s worth a shot: “What’s your greatest weakness, Jaro? Low stick-side? Five-hole? High glove-side?” “No,” the Canadiens goaltender says without a heartbeat’s hesitation. “It’s chocolate milk. Since I was a kid, I’ve had to have it every morning. Half a litre now, at home and on the road.

“When I started walking, I had a chocolate milk in my hand. When I was a baby, I had it in my bottle.” Halak laughs and leans back in his chair, chatting late afternoon this week in a Crescent St. restaurant. He is drinking tea.

“But my bottle on top of the net,” he says, “is just water.”

continue for a look at Halak…

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Kypreos Reports Dominic Moore Traded To Montreal

from Nick Kypreos Twitter,

Trade. Fla..Dom Moore to mtl for 2nd round pick.

added 6:37pm, via Bob McKenzie tweet,

I can confirm Fla has traded centre Dominic Moore to Montreal for a second round draft in 2011, pending trade call with NHL.

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Afternoon Line

“I saw my helmet after it happened and it was pretty weird to see. You can actually see the imprint of the puck on it, but thankfully it didn’t crack.  I don’t expect this to effect me. I’ve blocked a lot of shots in my career and a lot of them hurt. Whenever any of us step onto the ice there is a possibility of something like this happening. I might change my technique a bit, but I’ll still keep doing my job.”

-Josh Gorges of the Montreal Canadiens talking about his shot block last night.  More from MontrealCanadiens.com. and if you missed the video, you can watch it here.

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“Nuclear Eruption From Alexander Ovechkin”

The on-ice officials huddled and decided no goal, claiming Gill was jammed into Price by Ovechkin, thereby not allowing the goalie to do his job.

On Twitter this evening I agreed with the call, how about you?

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How Tough Are Hockey Players? Josh Gorges Takes A Mike Green Shot To The Face & Skates Off With Help

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Habs Will Keep Their Goalies

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

The potential for looking stupid in this business is huge.

And lately, it seems, I’ve been exercising my right to it in this world of limitless opportunity.

Anytime anyone asks me about the possibility of the Montreal Canadiens trading one of their goaltenders - Jaroslav Halak or Carey Price - before the March 3 deadline, I respond immediately and forcefully.

No chance.

Not going to happen.

Makes no sense.

continued

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The Montreal Goalie Situation

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

What’s also interesting in the goalie debate, which is all the rage in Montreal, is what impact a new sheriff will have. Gainey was a huge Price backer. Gauthier? It remains to be seen. I know Price was on the phone with his agent Gerry Johannson in the wake of Monday’s news. But as Johannson relayed to me Monday night, the kid was cool as a cucumber, as usual. He doesn’t get too rattled, and despite not playing much lately, he’s not in a snit over it.

“Carey is really happy in Montreal,” Johannson told me. “We respect that the Canadiens have smart guys running things and we know that there’s a time and a place for us to have a discussion, and that’s in the offseason. Right now, they’re doing what they think they need to do to win, and that’s OK.”

There have been no contract talks with the camps of either goalie. That will be a summer issue. And what a big one. They’re both in for raises. That’s when I think you’ll see a trade.

more plus Scott Burnside chimes in regarding all things Montreal…

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Marc-Andre Bergeron Out With Knee Injury

via TSN,

The Montreal Canadiens got more bad news on the injury front on Tuesday, as RDS reports that defenceman Marc-Andre Bergeron will be sidelined for six to eight weeks with a left knee injury.

Bergeron, 29, was signed as an unrestricted free agent last fall.

In 51 games with the Canadiens this season, he has 10 goals and 28 points.

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Gainey Felt It Was Time To Pass The Torch

from Mike Boone of Habs Inside/Out,

Gainey said he had decided to resign as general manager after a “long and difficult period of reflection.” With his contract due to expire in June, Gainey approached Pierre Boivin during the Christmas holiday period, telling the Canadiens’ president he was not interested in staying on “for four, five or rix years.”

“Given the choice between staying too long and leaving early, I prefer to leave a little bit too early,” Gainey said. “I did my best. Now iyt’s time to pass the torch.”

read on

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Gainey Press Conference

Word is, but not official, that the NHL Network will cover the Montreal press conference which is scheduled for 4:00pm ET today.

If a stream is available, I will also post it.

update 3:39pm, I have put a stream below that should show the press conference if you desire to watch it. It is not live yet, but should be by 4:00pm.

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