The Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Toronto Marlies 3-1 before a crowd of 8819 fans in their home opener. Louis Leblanc scored twice for the Bulldogs. Other goals came from Patrick Holland and Aaron Palushaj.
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Andrei Markov played his second game for Chekhov in the KHL Sunday. He was held off the scoresheet as his team edged Donbass 2-1. The game was played in the Eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.
The lockout financial pain for the highly leveraged Canadiens ownership is in the millions already. Insurance payments eating up whatever paycheck Canadiens players may be getting in Europe. Scott Gomes-the fan’s forgotten man. P.K. Subban in limbo. Alexei Kovalev playing in Swiss Second Division and more.
Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Monday the signing of its 2012 NHL Entry Draft first round pick Alex Galchenyuk to a three-year contract (2012-13 to 2014-15).
The Canadiens selected defenseman Alexei Emelin in 84th overall in the 2004 entry draft. Rather than come to the Canadiens minor league organization where he faced prolonged growing pains, he elected to stay in the lucrative Kontinental League where he played seven years. Rather than playing for AHL wages he earned top money in the KHL and arrived in Montreal a fully developed NHL defenseman.
The Canadiens have always had the policy of drafting the best available player on their list rather than opting for position. Because of the fixation the rest of the league had on defensemen, Trevor Timmins and his staff found themselves in position to draft forwards who had seemed to slip through the cracks starting with first round choice Alexander Galchenyuk who was available because Columbus opted for a defense prospect.
Using the third pick in the 2012 NHL entry draft, the Canadiens selected Sarnia centre Alexander Galchenyuk. The 6;1″ 200 lb Belarusan born Galchenyuk was sidelined by a knee injury for most of his second season in Canadian junior hockey.
The Canadiens make no attempt to negotiate with Bob Hartley who may have been the best of a poor crop of coaching candidates. Alexander Galchenyuk dazzles at the Scouting Combine. Trevor Timmins talks about the pressures of drafting third overall.
Max Pacioretty has become the go-to forward for Team USA at the World Championships. Four Canadiens prospects will square off at the Memorial Cup tournament this weekend in Shawinigan. A loophole will allow the Canadiens to turn Nathan Beaulieu pro in September. And Blake Geoffrion learns of the lunatic fringe of Canadiens fandom.
Unless they go into an unexpected winning streak, under current draft lottery rules, the Canadiens will be drafting somewhere in the top four at the NHL’s entry draft June 27th in Pittsburgh. If so, they will be making their highest selection since 1980 when they drafted Doug Wickenheiser of the Regna Pats.