Canadiens

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EXHIBITION #2 – FOUR POINTS FOR NATHAN BEAULIEU IN 5-2 WIN OVER WASHINGTON

Over the last couple of weeks there have been rumours that Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin was entertaining offers for defenseman Nathan Beaulieu. It might be a good idea for the kindly GM to hold that off for a time. Tuesday night Beaulieu registered a goal and three assists in a 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals.

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EXHIBITION #1 – LEHKONEN EARNS RAVE REVIEWS BUT NO SURE STARTER YET

Artturi Lehkonen can skate with the best of them. He is smart. He’s a good forechecker. And most importantly, he seems to be fearless. Much of his success in this game came from his desire to mix it up in the paint like Brendan Gallagher.

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TIME TO STOP OBSESSING AND MOVE ON FROM THE SUBBAN/WEBER TRADE

It’s been well over a month since “The Trade”.  More than enough time to climb down off whichever side of the high horse you happened to be on when it all went down on June 29th. From the outset I’ve been mixed about the trade. My main misgiving is the 4 ½ year age differential

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VADIM SHIPACHYOV, THE CANADIENS AND THE KHL’S IRON CURTAIN

UPDATE – Vadim Shipachyov reported to SKA St. Petersburg training camp Monday July 11th.  It seems likely that he will be remaining with the team until at least December at which point he will be able to negotiate an exit from the KHL under the league’s current rules. During his July first news conference Canadiens

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WEBER, RADULOV & SHAW ARE NOT THE FINAL PIECES IN THE CANADIENS OFF-SEASON ORGANIZATIONAL PUZZLE

Never make a jujdgement on a work that is clearly still in progress and Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin has a long off-season road yet to travel before he writes finis to his summer’s work.   To date he has added three important pieces in Shea Weber, Andrew Shaw and Alexander Radulov plus the under-the

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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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