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.
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Questions of the day? Why would Rick Dudley make lateral move? Scott Gomez most expensive player in AHL history? Is there any urgency to name a head coach? Can Bob Gainey do more for the Dallas Stars as a consultant than he did for the Canadiens?
On off day for the Canadiens and time to catch up on the odds and ends. Rangers broadcasters say Markov will rejoin his teammates in practice this week. How much is Carey Price worth? The officiating fiasco in the Ranger game. The Rangers gloating over the Gomez/McDonagh trade and the Canadiens recent penalty killing.
The Canadiens announced at 6.00pm Wednesday that assistant coach Perry Pearn has been dismissed. Pearn is the second assistant to leave the team since the end of last season . During the summer, Kirk Muller left the team to take a head coaching opportunity with the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.
The Canadiens are off to their worst start in history and the cry on the streets is “fire Jacques Martin!” It’s not going to happen, certainly not at this early stage of the season. What is happening to the Canadiens is a repeat of the early season struggles of the Buffalo Sabres and their head coach Lindy Ruff last season.
Eleven of the eighteen skaters on the ice for the Canadiens in Game three of the Eastern Final against Philadelphia were not with the team in last year’s playoffs. Jacques Martin paid tribute to Gainey’s continuing influence on the team during his news conference today.