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CANADIENS REFLECTIONS AHEAD OF THE DRAFT LOTTERY – Subban; Lehkonen; Reway & More

….When TSN’s Bob McKenzie dropped that bomb about a P.K. Subban trade possibility earlier this month, the first thought was “where did that come from?” I’m not much for conspiracy theories but, could it be that Marc Bergevin somehow was floating a trail balloon?  For those unfamiliar with the expression, it can mean ‘an idea

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CANADIENS FANS IMPATIENT WITH GM MARC BERGEVIN’S PATIENCE

Bergevin is totally aware of the structural problems plaguing his team. He has a club that can only win if his goaltender continues to play like an extra-terrestrial. That all-eggs-in-one-basket situation buried the team last season.

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INJURIES TO DEFENSE THE FINAL BLOW FOR CANADIENS PLAYOFF HOPES

The Canadiens finished their season Saturday night with four rookie defensemen in their lineup, three of them on emergency recall from St. John’s.  Sunday the Canadiens returned the emergency recalls Joel Hanley, Darren Dietz and Ryan Johnston to St. John’s for the final two games of their AHL season next weekend. Undoubtedly the Carey Price

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Montreal Canadiens' Tomas Plekanec scores against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Montreal.  (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

30-30 / GALCHENYUK & PACIORETTY – Canadiens-5 Tampa Bay-2 (April 9, 2016)

At least nobody got hurt at the Bell Centre Saturday night, although there were times during the game when former Canadien Mike Blunden seemed to be trying to give Mike Condon the old Carey Price/Chris Kreider treatment.   Ultimately it was a game that meant absolutely nothing in the standings unless you’re one of those

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SEASON FINALE – Tampa Bay @ Canadiens (April 9, 2016)

With one game remaining the Canadiens are ninth in the draft lottery with 80 points. They cannot drop to tenth but, with a loss against Tampa and wins by Buffalo and Arizona it’s possible to climb as high as seventh. Buffalo is 8th with 79 points and Arizona 7th with 78. Buffalo will finish it’s season Saturday night against the Islanders in Brooklyn and Arizona is at San Jose, also Saturday night.

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ICECAPS WRAP UP SEASON WITH A 2-1 WIN OVER HARTFORD SATURDAY

The St. John’s IceCaps completed their chaotic 2015-2016 season with a 2-1 win over the Hartford Wolfpack before a sellout crowd of 5,994 Saturday night at Mile One Centre in St. John’s. Rookie Tim Bozon broke the 1-1 tie with 2:19 remaining and goaltender Eddie Pasquale made a number of saves in the final 90

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ICECAPS LOSE TO HARTFORD 4-1 FRIDAY – Season Ends Saturday in St. John’s

The Hartford Wolfpack handed the St. John’s IceCaps a 4-1 defeat Friday night at Mile One Centre in St. John’s. It leaves the Canadiens top farm team with one game remaining in their season, the fifth in a row in which it has failed to make the Calder Cup playoffs. Jayson Megna led the New

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ICECAPS COMPLETE WEEKEND SWEEP OF UTICA WITH 7-1 SUNDAY WIN

The St. John’s IceCaps completed a two game home ice sweep of the Utica Comets with a 7-1 win Sunday afternoon at Mile One Centre. Charles Hudon led the way with two goals and an assist. Also scoring for St. John’s were Morgan Ellis, Mike McCarron, Nikita Scherbak, Jacob de la Rose and Tim Bozon.

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ICECAPS SHUT OUT SATURDAY – Lehigh Valley-4 St. John’s-0

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms scored three goals on their first six shots on Ben Scrivens and skated to a 4-0 win over the IceCaps Saturday night in St. John’s. Scrivens was making his first start since clearing waivers from the Canadiens earlier in the week. Reece Wilcox, Tim Brent and Colin MacDonald scored the first

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ICECAPS LOSE THIRD STRAIGHT FRIDAY – Lehigh Valley-4 St. John’s-1

The St. John’s IceCaps lost a 4-1 decision to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Friday night all but erasing their faint hopes for a berth in the 2016 Calder Cup playoffs. Taylor Leier, Adam Comrie, Robert Hagg and Steve Swavely scored for the Philadelphia Flyers affiliate. SPalwavely’s goal was scored into the empty IceCaps net. Tim

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ICECAPS LOSE IN TORONTO SATURDAY – Playoff Hopes All But Gone

Led by two goals from Josh Leivo and a four point game from defenseman T.J. Brennan, the Toronto Marlies drove another nail in the St. John’s IceCaps hopes for a berth in the Calder Cup playoffs with a 5-3 win Saturday afternoon at the Air Canada Centre. The Marlies scored three goals on the Marlies

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ICECAPS SURVIVE SECOND STRAIGHT ROCHESTER COMEBACK ATTEMPT FRIDAY

The St. John’s IceCaps survived another third period blitz by the Rochester Americans to skate away with a 5-3 win Friday night at Rochester. The victory ended a three game St. John’s losing streak and kept their very faint playoff hopes alive. Max Friberg scored early in the third period to give St. John’s a

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ICECAPS BLOW 5-1 THIRD PERIOD LEAD – LOSE 6-5 AT ROCHESTER

The Rochester Americans stormed back with five unanswered goals in the final 12 minutes of the game to edge the IceCaps 6-5 and all but doom St. John’s hopes for a berth in the 2016 Calder Cup playoffs. Morgan Ellis had scored an unassisted goal at 4:19 of the third period to give St. John’s

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