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SWEDISH NEWSPAPER REPORT – Left Wing Artturi Lehkonen Signs Canadiens Entry Level Contract

The Stockholm newspaper Aftonbladet is reporting that Swedish playoff hero Artturi Lehkonen has signed a two year entry level contract with the Canadiens. There has been no official announcement from either the Canadiens or the Frölunda Indians, his Swedish National League team.  When asked about it by Sweden’s Sports Express publication, Lehkonen would neither confirm or deny the

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CANADIENS MULTIPLE DRAFT DAY OPTIONS – A Matter of Opinion and Need

Let’s start with this. Nobody, not even Canadiens Director of Amateur Scouting Trevor Timmins, knows who the Canadiens will select in the first round of next month’s NHL Entry Draft. Too many things can happen between Toronto’s first selection and Montreal’s assigned ninth draft position. Among the pitfalls, there are eight teams who will be

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CANADIENS WILL DRAFT NINTH OVERALL – Target Choice Val-d’OR RW Julien Gauthier?

The Canadiens will be selecting ninth in the first round when the NHL holds it’ entry draft in Buffalo June 24th.  the position their horrible season earned them. Out of that spot, there was some talk and hope that they might be able to select left wing Pierre-Luc Dubois of the QMJHL’s Cape Breton Eagles. If

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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.

Hockey-General News

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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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