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Parros seemed to trip or get tangled up with Colton Orr, then went face first to the ice.
Reports out of Montreal state Parros is headed to the hospital.
note 10:29pm The first video is now a much longer one, from the fight to Parros being taken off on a stretcher.
added 10:06pm, Added a zoomed-in view below after receiving a tweet about Orr grabbing the sweater of Parros. Decide for yourself and it could be Orr just trying to hold on and not pulling Parros down.
If so, watch it now and if you saw it, watch it again.
You can also watch below the pre-game ceremony from Montreal. No team in sports does it any better than the Canadiens.
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
He turns 36 on Sunday but by the looks of him these days, it's as if Daniel Briere has turned back the clock.
Call it motivation. Call it being healthy. Call it being re-energized by a fresh start. But the formerPhiladelphia Flyers and Buffalo Sabres forward was Zen on Monday as he sat in his practice facility stall on the eve of the NHL season opener and discussed an exciting new chapter in his career.
The day is finally here. The native of Gatineau, Quebec, will slip on hockey's most famous uniform, one which he wore as a child pretending to be Mats Naslund or Mario Tremblay.
"It's the date that I've focused on ever since I signed, Oct. 1 -- my first game as a Hab," Briere told ESPN.com with a smile. "I think waking up tomorrow I'll probably have a little extra jump in my step."
He's hungry to prove he's still got lots of high-end hockey left in him. He put up only 16 points (6-10) in 34 games last season in Philadelphia, his NHL season delayed by a broken wrist he suffered in his last game in Berlin, Germany, just before the lockout ended.
"I was behind the eight ball after that," Briere said. "You're playing catch-up hockey. And then I got hit with a concussion late in the year. It was just one of those years that you chalk up as a bad year, an off year, and I've got lots to prove this year."
from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,
He still makes his teammates roll their eyes every once in a while, just by being P.K. They still quietly wonder if he’ll ever really be one of them.
A Canadiens observer described Subban Monday as a hockey player with the instincts of a football player. Hockey players are often quiet, quoteless, lacking in personality, so much about the team.
Subban, who posted his summer training regimen online, was kidded by some of his teammates at the beginning of camp for being so overt.
Part of him can’t help but be overt: He’s trying hard to be more hockey guy, which is why he can be reluctant to talk about himself.
Subban wants so much to fit in, but not necessarily change, and that’s the challenge.
In a sport that often frowns on personality — who are the personalities in today’s NHL without Brett Hull and Jeremy Roenick? — Subban oozes both game and personality.
Former NHLer Jeff Halpern has signed with TPS HC in the Finnish Elite League:
Halpern had 3 points in 46 games split between the Rangers and the Canadiens last season. He was claimed off of waivers by the Habs in March.
Bergevin hopes to have enforcer George Parros and captain Brian Gionta in the lineup for opening night. Parros - acquired from the Florida Panthers for his toughness and willingness to drop the gloves for his teammates - had offseason rotator cuff surgery while Gionta is rehabbing from surgery on his left biceps tendon.
"It's possible that Gio might not be ready to start the season but he'll be ready not too long after," Bergevin told reporters.
P.K. Subban's contract status was also a hot topic. The young blueliner - who won the Norris Trophy in June - will become a restricted free agent again next summer and Bergevin sounded open to extending his contract in-season as he did last spring with David Desharnais and Francis Bouillon.
"I would like to get something done," he told reporters, adding he did not want to discuss contracts in public. "It takes two to tango."
“I think I’m a pretty simple player. What you see is what you get. In order for me to be successful, I need to defend really well, number one, and [I need to] be a big, physical presence out there.” I definitely have a [will] to win and I bring a lot of competitiveness. It’s nothing flashy; I don’t think anyone has ever used that word to describe me as a player. I’m a steady player and the excitement probably comes from the physicality department.”
-Douglas Murray of the Montreal Canadiens via the Habs website where you can read more from Murray.
from Annie Fowler of the Tri-City Herald,
Pucks were ringing off the boards Wednesday morning at Toyota Arena. They don’t have the same musical tone as wedding bells, but by week’s end, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will have heard them both.
It’s a busy week for Price, who will marry Kennewick native Angela Webber on Saturday, then leave Sunday for the Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp in Calgary. The camp will be used to evaluate players for the upcoming Sochi Olympic games.
“It hasn’t been too bad,” Price said. “Fortunately for me, Angela has been doing a lot of the work. She’s had a lot of help with the wedding so it hasn’t been too bad on me. I can focus on training.
“It’s a really busy week. Fortunately for me, I have a really good future family-in-laws.”
Price, who turned 26 last week, was sharing time in goal with Tri-City Americans goalie Troy Trombley on Wednesday, stopping everything that came his way.
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