SHOULD DAVID DESHARNAIS BE CONSIDERED AS A CANDIDATE FOR CANADIENS CAPTAIN

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SHOULD DAVID DESHARNAIS BE CONSIDERED AS A CANDIDATE FOR CANADIENS CAPTAIN

The sujet du jour is the vacant position of captain of the Canadiens. In the last few days the Gazette’s Jack Todd made an impressive case for Andrei Markov in the role.  Colleague Dave Stubbs spoke with former Habs captain Yvan Cournoyer about his days as captain in the 70’s. Logic tells us that Markov
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About Ron Reusch

Ron Reusch covered sports both nationally and internationally over five decades. (1960s through 2010). Based in Montreal, Ron worked on the English language play-by-play broadcasts of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens and NL’s Montreal Expos.

As a member of the CTV Television Network, Ron covered a variety of including the 1980, 1984, 1988 and 1994 Winter Olympic Games and the 1976, 1984 and 1992 Summer Olympic Games. He also did play-by-play for CTV’s coverage of the first three Canada Cup hockey tournaments (1976, 1981 and 1984) and served as color commentator to Dan Kelly’s play-by-play for the NHL’s 1984–85 and 1985–86 seasons on CTV plus the 1987 Canada Cup. Other CTV assignments included live broadcasts of the Indianapolis 500 (6 times), and the Canadian Grand Prix.

Canadiens

MAN AT WORK – Subban Contract Completes Bergevin’s Frantic Summer MAN AT WORK – Subban Contract Completes Bergevin’s Frantic Summer

The Canadiens season ended May 29th with the New York Rangers win in Game Six of Eastern Conference Semi-final series. After a series of internal meetings Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin went to work. Over a six week span, Bergevin signed off on a total of 28 transactions involving the Canadiens roster and the structure of his front office.

THE HABS AUGUST DOG DAYS – Bouillon Signing? /Koivu Retiring / The Next Captain & More THE HABS AUGUST DOG DAYS – Bouillon Signing? /Koivu Retiring / The Next Captain & More

Seems like Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin with 2.65 million salary cap dollars left is now going to spend part of on a contract that would bring defenseman back to the hockey club. If the rumour holds, Bouillon holds off retirement for another year while five other former Canadiens seem destined to see their careers end.

THE P.K. SUBBAN CONTRACT FACT SHEET THE P.K. SUBBAN CONTRACT FACT SHEET

At the beginning of the coming season, P.K. Subban will have seen his salary increase more than 7-fold in the last three seasons; the contract will charge 9 million dollars to the Canadiens salary cap. More facts connected to the third highest contract ever given an NHL defenseman

SUBBAN/CANADIENS AGREE TO EIGHT YEAR-72 MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT

The Canadiens and P.K. Subban reached agreement on an eight year 72 million dollar contract one day before an arbitrator was due to hand down an imposed one year salary for the coming season.

SUBBAN ARBITRATION ENDS – Decision To Be Rendered By Noon Sunday SUBBAN ARBITRATION ENDS – Decision To Be Rendered By Noon Sunday

Unable to come to an eleventh hour agreement, P.K. Subban and Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin squared off in front of an independent arbitrator Friday morning in Toronto. The arbitrator will hand down a decision, expected to be in the 7 million dollar range, no later than noon Sunday.

THE PROCEDURAL NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE SUBBAN ARBITRATION HEARING THE PROCEDURAL NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE SUBBAN ARBITRATION HEARING

Unless there’s an eleventh hour settlement, P.K. Subban and the Canadiens will face off against each other in arbitration Friday morning. The rules and procedures of the NHL arbitration process has been carved in stone through the collective bargaining agreement. The final decision will be made by independent arbitrator Elizabeth Neumeier of Boston.

Hockey-General News

RYAN WHITE SIGNS TWO-WAY PHILADELPHIA FLYERS CONTRACT RYAN WHITE SIGNS TWO-WAY PHILADELPHIA FLYERS CONTRACT

Ryan White became an unrestricted free agent when the Canadiens failed make a qualifying offer on July first. Thursday he signed a two-way one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers. White was a third round draft pick of the Canadiens in 2006.

HAMILTON SIGNS 6’8″ DEFENSEMAN JOE FINLEY TO AHL CONTRACT HAMILTON SIGNS 6’8″ DEFENSEMAN JOE FINLEY TO AHL CONTRACT

Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced Tuesday the Bulldogs have signed defenceman Joe Finley to a one-year American Hockey League contract for the 2014-2015 season.

BULLDOGS SIGN VETERAN FREE AGENT CENTRE JAKE DOWELL BULLDOGS SIGN VETERAN FREE AGENT CENTRE JAKE DOWELL

The Hamilton Bulldogs have signed 29 year old centre Jake Dowell to a one year AHL contract.  The eight year pro has played 157 NHL games and 305 in the AHL.  Last season he was in the Minnesota organization, playing one game with the Wild and 57 with their Iowa farm club where he recorded
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BULLDOGS SIGN DEFENSEMAN BOBBY SHEA TO AHL/ECHL CONTRACT BULLDOGS SIGN DEFENSEMAN BOBBY SHEA TO AHL/ECHL CONTRACT

TheHamilton Bulldogs have signed defenceman Bobby Shea to a one-year, two-way American Hockey League / ECHL contract for the 2014-2015 season.

HAMILTON BULLDOGS ADD VETERAN PRESENCE – SIGN UFA FORWARD T.J. HENSICK HAMILTON BULLDOGS ADD VETERAN PRESENCE – SIGN UFA FORWARD T.J. HENSICK

The Hamilton Bulldogs have signed forward T.J. Henwick to a one year American Hockey League contract. Henwick, an unrestricted free agent, played last year for the New York Rangers Hartford Wolfpack affiliate.

GREG PATERYN SIGNS TWO YEAR CANADIENS CONTRACT EXTENSION GREG PATERYN SIGNS TWO YEAR CANADIENS CONTRACT EXTENSION

  The Canadiens have signed defenceman Greg Pateryn to a two year contract extension. Pateryn was eligible to become a restricted free agent in July. Never known as an offensive threat during his collegiate years with the University of Michigan, in his second professional season, Pateryn broke through with 15 goals and 19 assists in
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PREVIEW PLAYOFF GAME #2   Canadiens @ Boston     (May 3, 2014) PREVIEW PLAYOFF GAME #2 Canadiens @ Boston (May 3, 2014)

Lineups are expected to remain the same as the Canadiens take on the Boston Bruins in game two of their Eastern Conference Semi-final series at TD Garden Saturday afternoon. The Canadiens won the opening game of the series on P.K. Subban’s overtime power play goal. Carey Price will once again be in goal for the Canadiens as they try to open their playoff run with a sixth straight win.

OUTSIDE OF THE BIG CLUB, FIVE IN HABS ORGANIZATION STILL PLAYING HOCKEY OUTSIDE OF THE BIG CLUB, FIVE IN HABS ORGANIZATION STILL PLAYING HOCKEY

There are only four members of the extended Canadiens family outside of the Stanley Cup who are still playing junior hockey competitively, all of them in the Memorial Cup playdowns – Charles Hudon and Jeremy Gregoire of the Baie Comeau Drakkar and Halifax goaltender Zach Fucale of the Quebec League and London Knights centre Michael
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