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Looking At The Canadian Teams In The NHL

from Tim Wharnsby of CBC,

There still will be plenty of moves to come before training camps open on Sept. 12. But for now, let's take a look the seven-team Canadian contingent and the moves they have made in the past month.

Montreal Canadiens

Last season: Finished an impressive fourth overall at 29-14-5, but went out in the first round of the playoffs in a five-game series against Ottawa.

In with the new: RW Daniel Briere, RW George Parros, LW Nick Tarnasky.

Out with the old: D Tomas Kaberle, D Yannick Weber, RW Colby Armstrong, RW Michael Ryder.

The skinny: It didn't end will for the Canadiens with their first-round playoff exit. But this team has plenty of depth on the blue-line and the roster improved up front with the addition of Briere's offence. The biggest off-season acquisition for GM Marc Bergevin, though, was goaltender coach Jimmy Waite from the Chicago Blackhawks. If the 44-year-old Waite can improve Carey Price's game, the Habs will be even better. No pressure Jimmy. The rest of the country is depending on him to make Price better for the 2014 Olympics, too.

read on for the other 6 Canadian teams...

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