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Habs news on a quiet Monday

Not much to report of late. Tomas Kaberle is unlikely to play Wednesday, still with his wife following the birth of their daughter. Andrei Markov will play. Maybe these two can’t play together - perhaps it’s fate? Mathieu Darche continues to work his way back from what appears to have been a very bad concussion, and the Canadiens continue to work their way downward, sitting in 15th in the East.

The most exciting question for most Habs fans these days is: where will they end up in the draft lottery, and who will they take? Could Mr. Grigorenko stay in Quebec? Will the pick be dealt? Won’t be long now until we know the answers.

Oh, and the coach/GM conundrum. Patrick Roy? Pierre McGuire? Julien Brisebois? Marc Crawford? Marc Bergevin? Claude Loiselle? Lots of names, not many concrete leads. But fear not Habs fans, consider this a reminder that, despite a long, painful, sleep and anger inducing season, an action packed summer awaits.

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The Upper Canadien is your one stop shop for all things Montreal Canadiens. Since the summer of 2010, I've been providing Habs related news, notes, and most importantly, opinions. As a blogger, I don't believe it's my job to report the news, it's my privilege to comment on it. You may disagree with what I suggest. In fact, you most likely will. But that's the great part about blogging: it spurs opinion, comment and engages all involved. I've really enjoyed all the debate and commentary from readers thus far and I encourage everyone to respond with ideas on lineups, trades, logos, sweaters, mascots, whatever. The Upper Canadien is a conversation for all hockey fanatics.

I've come to Kukla's Korner with four years of campus radio and three years of sportswriting from my time at Mount Allison University on Canada's East coast. Not only do I not have any professional journalistic training, after five years in the corporate world, I've spent much of the past two years completing an MBA. Business by day, hockey by night, I'm a Canadiens fan through and through. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I do writing.

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