P.K. Subban was not at the Canadiens Brossard training facility when their six day camp opened Sunday morning. Subban is locked in a contract stalemate, apparently looking for a long term deal that the Canadiens are not prepared to offer at this stage in his career.
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The NHL released it’s 2012-2013 schedule this week and the Canadiens will have their hands full avoiding a repeat of last season when they opened with seven losses in their first eight games. It was a losing streak that set the tone for, and ultimately destroyed their season. Also, Carey Price will go to arbitration and Pierre McGuire would trade Subban.
At the NHL level the Canadiens goaltending is solid with Carey Price and his backup Peter Budaj. But, as we found out at the end of the season when Price suffered his concussion, the talent level drops off precipitously when the Canadiens were forced to go to their farm team for help.
In late November Max Pacioretty admitted he was confused about the criteria the league was using to adjudicate ‘head shots’. He had just been hit with a three game ban for elbowing Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang. Five months later and the rest of the hockey world is still trying to figure out how Shanahan makes his decisions.
After winning four of the six monthly segments, Carey Price is the Canadiens Molson Cup winner for the 2011-2012 season. Erik Cole finished second and Max Pacioretty third in voting based on fan three star voting throughout the season. Cole was named the monthly winner for March.
David Desharnais has admitted he caused Carey Price’s headache. During practice last Thursday at Brossard, Desharnais collided with Price in the goalmouth and fell on top of him, his ribs making contact with Price’s facemask and Price hitting his head on the ice.
Goaltender Carey Price may have suffered a concussion last week. The Canadiens medical staff confirmed that Price is suffering from headaches and will be evaluated later in the week. He was unable to practice Monday. He last played, on Friday in the 4-1 loss at Madison Square Garden.
Questions and answers on an off day for the Canadiens – Is P.K. Subban a serial “slew footer”? Andrei Kostitsyn’s future in Montreal, if any. The size and length of Carey Price’s next contract? the next coach of the Canadiens. and Michael Cammalleri leaves Montreal under a undeserved cloud. Read all about it.
During his postgame news conference Canadiens coach Jacques Martin mentioned an improved Carey Price and special teams as the reason for his club’s turnaround the last twelve games. Among the other Sunday talking points, the impact of Erik Cole, Scott Gomez, 100 man-injury-days, the Hamilton Bulldogs and traffic jam on defence when Markov, Spacek, Gill and Campoli return..
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.