Seven members of the Canadiens have memories of the NHL-imposed lockout of eight years ago. Four of them rode out the dispute with European teams, the other three played in North America, two in the AHL and the other, Scott Gomez in his hometown of Anchorage Alaska.
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With the six year contract extension for Max Pacioretty the Canadiens now have seven players now hooked into long term contracts. If stability is one of the key factors in building a winner (and it is), then the Canadiens have laid solid groundwork.
Winning individual awards used to be a rite of the Canadiens summer. Max Pacioretty was awarded the league’s Masterton Trophy for the comeback of the seasons. It was the first time a member of the Canadiens received major recognition in ten years. He joins Saku Koivu, Serge Savard and Henri Richard as recipients of the Masterton Memorial Trophy.
Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin broke a 2-2 tie early in the third period as Russia defeated Norway 5-2 in the quarterfinal game at the World hockey championship in Stockholm Sweden. In other quarterfinal games Canada lost to Slovakia, the Czech Republic edged Sweden and Finland eliminated the United States.
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.
The Canadiens Max Pacioretty continues to be Team USA’s dominant and highest scoring forward. He scored a goal and assist in a 5-0 win over Finland Sunday. Pacioretty now has ten points in six tournament games. leaving him third in the overall scoring, three points behind Russia’s Evgeni Malkin.
Max Pacioretty, Tomas Plekanec and Lars Eller are making their mark at this year’s World Hockey Championships in Sweden and Finland. Each is leading his respective team in scoring after the tournament’s first four games.
Max Pacioretty scored a goal and two assists as the United States opened their World Hockey tournament with a 7-2 win over France. Meanwhile, Canada shutout Slovakia 2-0. Both games were played in Helsinki Finland.
The Canadiens. led by Tomas Plekanec, will have six players participating in the World hockey championships starting next weekend at Stockholm and Helskinki. Plekanec will be representing the Czech Republic for the fifth time.
The biggest task the new Canadiens general manager will face in his first months on the job will be repairing the depth at the left wing position. It is clear after closely examining the team;s depth chart that the only options will be the free agent market, trades or bandaid solutions such as playing players out of position..