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Surgery For Jonathan Drouin And Paul Byron In Montreal

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Video- Alex Ovechkin Hit On Jonathan Drouin

Game was 0-0 at the time of the hit. Then boom, Montreal up 3-0.

Isn't it supposed to work the other way?


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  Tags: alex+ovechkin, jonathan+drouin

The Emoji King

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

Montreal Canadiens netminder Keith Kinkaid has a language all to himself on Hockey Twitter.

He types in code, or Kincode, after every Habs win – firing off a tweet that typically generates more than a thousand likes in a matter of minutes.

Kinkaid’s emoji-filled, celebratory keyboard blasts began in New Jersey, but he carried the tradition to Columbus and then across the border this season to Montreal. 

The tweets are their own language, appreciated universally in both English and French in Montréal and across La Belle Province.

“I just wanted to have fun with it. Then it kind of took off,” Kinkaid said. “I’ve gone team to team and I didn’t know I was going to have to keep doing it, but it’s fun to get fans engaged. I think the fans like player interaction.


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Hockey In Montreal

from David Shribman of the LA Times,

“The Canadiens are a major part of character of this city, even in times like this when they are not doing that well,” says Daniel Beland, director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. “Its players are icons in Quebec. It’s not just a franchise. It is one of the major institutions of Montreal.”...

That mystique developed because the Canadiens are intimately linked with the French language and with French heroes. The old Montreal Forum, where the Habs played until 1996 and where the rafters were crowded with Stanley Cup banners, was where Francophones could compete and excel in a place dominated by Anglophones.

“In drama, in fiction, in television and movies, it is front and center in the culture,” says Christopher Kirkey, director of the Center for the Study of Canada and Institute on Québec Studies at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh. “Life in many families in Quebec still revolves around hockey — practices, games, Saturday night on television. You can walk into a sports bar with 24 televisions, and 24 of them will be tuned to the Canadiens.”

Everyone is watching — everyone, that is, except those who on winter evenings are playing hockey themselves. The game is so ingrained in the city that the father of hockey icon Mario Lemieux, now one of the owners of the Pittsburgh Penguins, would cart snow indoors and onto the family home in the Ville-Émard district of Montreal and let it freeze so they could play in the living room.

“The way people in Montreal think about hockey is not the way other people think about hockey,” says Brian Kennedy, a Pasadena City College English professor who played youth hockey in Montreal and has written several books on hockey. “The mind of a Montrealer is not like the ordinary mind. Everybody in Montreal still has the hockey sweater they had as a child. I have the programs from my first games and the tickets too.”

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Videos- Claude Julien Is Not Happy With A Delay Of Game Penalty

from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,

“There was an icing and we’re trying to put the same guys on the ice and they say there should be different guys out there and they give us a delay-of-game penalty,” Julien said. “Most of the penalties were penalties and we take responsibility, but (the referees) have to take some responsibility. After that, I don’t knew whether they felt embarrassed, but they made sure we weren’t getting any breaks. There was the stick to (Jonathan) Drouin’s face that everyone saw (and) I’m not sold on the ruling on the penalty shot.”

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Video- You Make The Call Boston/Montreal

Or you can let Jack Edwards make it for you.



Watch the challenge below.

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The Leadership Group In Montreal Should Learn Some French

from Brendan Kelly of the Montreal Gazette,

The leaders on the Montreal Canadiens should be able to speak in the language of Guy Lafleur.

It’s a question of respect. If you’re part of the leadership group on the team, you should acknowledge the society you’re living in by making the effort to talk to the media en français. I’m not talking about most Habs players, who’re here maybe just for a season or two. They don’t have to learn French.

But I believe that the captain — that’s you, Shea Weber! — and the unofficial captain — that’s you, Carey Price! — should be able to at least have a short conversation in French. I’d add Brendan Gallagher to this list as well. They’re the three leaders of this team and is it really asking too much of them to suggest they spend a little time over the course of the summer working on their French?

The funny thing is that owner and president Geoff Molson is clearly 110-per-cent committed to ensuring that the Canadiens have a francophone face. The head coach has to be bilingual and it appears that the general manager also has to be able to be fluent in Quebec’s official language. I don’t want to get in to whether or not that is the best policy, but what we can agree on is that policy seriously limits the team’s choice in terms of who they hire as GM and coach.


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Video- Antti Raanta Loses A Skate Blade, Shea Weber Scores

You have to feel for Raanta.

Habs won 4-1.


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Video- HNIC Opening Toronto/Montreal

Dick Irwin Jr narrates.

via Sportsnet,


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Video- Keith Kinkaid Is A Save Of The Night Candidate

Stacking the pads and the glove well positioned.


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