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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.

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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

BYGONES ARE BYGONES-Canadiens Add Daniel Lacroix To Coaching Staff BYGONES ARE BYGONES-Canadiens Add Daniel Lacroix To Coaching Staff

The Canadiens announced the addition of former New York Rangers assistant Daniel Lacroix to their coaching staff. He will replace Gerard Gallant who moved on to become head coach of the Florida Panthers. The Habs also hired Rob Ramage in the role of player development coach replacing Patrice Brisebois who had resigned for personal reasons.

SUBBAN ARBITRATION – Habs Offer 5.25 Million/Subban Asks for 8.5-Hearing Friday @ 9.00am SUBBAN ARBITRATION – Habs Offer 5.25 Million/Subban Asks for 8.5-Hearing Friday @ 9.00am

The figures are out. The Canadiens have offered 5.25 million dollars while Subban, through his agent Don Meehan has asked for 8.5 million. If nothing is settled beforehand, Subban and his agents will sit down across the table from the Canadiens and settle on a one year contract through an arbitrator on Friday morning.

LARS ELLER ARBITRATION SET FOR FRIDAY-Expect Early Two-Year Settlement at 2.5 Million Per LARS ELLER ARBITRATION SET FOR FRIDAY-Expect Early Two-Year Settlement at 2.5 Million Per

Twenty players were scheduled for 2014 NHL salary arbitration including the Canadiens Lars Eller on Friday and P.K. Subban a week later. Eller is reportedly looking for 3.3 million dollars a season, the Canadiens have filed at 1.65M. Chances are the two sides will come to a mid-point agreement before Friday.

FIRST ROUND DRAFT CHOICE NIKITA SCHERBAK SIGNED TO THREE YEAR ENTRY LEVEL CONTRACT FIRST ROUND DRAFT CHOICE NIKITA SCHERBAK SIGNED TO THREE YEAR ENTRY LEVEL CONTRACT

Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, announced Monday the signing of 2014 first round pick Nikita Scherbak to a three-year, entry level contract (2014-15 to 2016-17).

RIBIERO’S DISFUNCTIONAL CAREER PATH ROOTED IN CANADIENS BEGINNINGS RIBIERO’S DISFUNCTIONAL CAREER PATH ROOTED IN CANADIENS BEGINNINGS

For all of the things that Mike Ribeiro has done well in his 13 year NHL career, he will be most remembered as a disruptive force on the NHL teams for whom he played, including the Canadiens.

THE HABS AT MID- JULY – Hopes that Sekáč Ready To Fill Hole At Right Wing; AHL Rule Changes & More THE HABS AT MID- JULY – Hopes that Sekáč Ready To Fill Hole At Right Wing; AHL Rule Changes & More

It’s not only baseball that experiences summer’s “dog days”. In hockey they start right about now. NHL draft is over, top free agents have been signed. The only thing left before general managers take their August holiday is salary arbitration. In the news over the last week, speculation on that hole on the Canadiens right wing, the American Hockey league’s change in the overtime rules and the improving Hamilton Bulldogs offense.

Hockey-General News

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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CANADIENS RECALL TEN PLAYERS FROM HAMILTON BULLDOGS CANADIENS RECALL TEN PLAYERS FROM HAMILTON BULLDOGS

The Canadiens recalled ten members of their Hamilton Bulldogs roster Sunday none of whom, barring a disaster, is likely to see any action during the team’s playoff run. The recall gives Bulldogs coaches and members of the Canadiens development staff to give them additional attention before sending them home for the summer. Among those recalled
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