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Hear the "Sirens"...
The CBC had a video report before the above update was released, but you can still see how the injury occurred. Watch it below...
One day Lars Eller of the Montreal Canadiens will tell his grandchildren how he scored a great short-handed goal against Roberto Luongo.
Both combatants did receive two minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct along with fighting majors.
Plan to see more of this pre-dance routine as the season progresses.
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.
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