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"Michel and I didn’t have the best relationship, we didn’t communicate. I didn’t know what we wanted from me, or vice versa. I’m definitely not a lazy player. I work hard on and off the ice."
-Rene Bourque of the Columbus Blue Jacket on his relationship with coach Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens. More from and on Bourque from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers.
from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,
“He told me the key to success is to work hard,” Petry said. “He said when you have guys with equal or more talent, the difference is going to be the guys who work the hardest.”
Petry’s dad knows something about working hard and succeeding in professional sports. Dan Petry pitched in the major leagues for 13 seasons, winning a World Series with the Detroit Tigers in 1984 and winning a division title with the Atlanta Braves in 1991.
Dan Petry was known as a workhorse, piling up the innings and giving relievers a break. He had a career record of 125-104 and had 52 complete games in an era when five or six good innings were regarded as a quality start.
Jeff Petry said he doesn’t remember seeing his father pitch — he was only 3 when his father retired — but can remember being around the clubhouse and sitting in the stands.
Jeff and his older brother, Matt, both played baseball and hockey growing up in the Detroit suburb of Farmington Hills, Mich., but they took different paths when they reached the point in their careers when they had to choose one sport over the other.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (March 2, 2015) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team has acquired forward Jack Nevins and a seventh-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forward Torrey Mitchell.
Nevins (6’2”, 199 lbs., 9/18/93), who signed a three-year contract with the Canadiens in March 2013, has played 32 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL) this year in his first full professional season, totaling 88 penalty minutes.
A native of Stittsville, Ontario, Nevins made his professional debut in 2013-14 with three games in Hamilton after recording 48 points (19+29) and 159 penalty minutes in his final QMJHL season with Charlottetown and Rouyn-Noranda.
Watch the David Desharnais goal below...
added 10:38am, Montreal press release is below...
via Dave Stubbs tweets,
Subban will warm up, Therrien says, says he's OK
Emelin will be reevaluated next week to determine his status, Therrien says
Looks like his right shoulder.
Below watch Subban take a shot off of his foot, but he did return.
from Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette,
The playoff-bound teams are already starting to load up. The lurching, stumbling Maple Leafs did it again Sunday, trading Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli — two of the five useful players on their roster — for Nashville’s bottom first-round pick, a mid-level prospect and the sour and superannuated Olli Jokkinen. How Toronto can sell that to their fan base as a move for the future defies understanding — but the Predators, already a contender, just got better.
There will be more moves. Lots of them. There will be enormous pressure on Bergevin to pick up an Antoine Vermette, a Jordan Eberle, some big name to give the Canadiens the firepower to go head-to-head with the beasts in the East and the bullies in the West.
This is perhaps the first time since 1994 (when the Canadiens were the defending Stanley Cup champions) when you can say they are genuine contenders for that elusive 25th Cup. They compete. They win one-goal games, they win in overtime and they win in shootouts. They have a hard-working, two-way scoring star in Max Pacioretty, canny veteran leaders in Tomas Plekanec and Andrei Markov — and Carey Price, the best goaltender in the league right now.
So is this the time? If you’re a poker player, do you go all in on this hand or bide your time, figuring that you’re going to be even stronger two or three years from now? Bergevin knows how hard it is to get here, to where the Canadiens are right now. They could be back here next season and the season after — or things could go wrong and this opportunity could slip away forever.
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