the Hamilton Bulldogs, led by Brendan Gallagher and Alexander Avtsin, came away with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Marlies in the first of a home and home set with the Toronto Marlies Friday night. The teams will meet again in Toronto Saturday afternoon.
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The Rochester Americans defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs 3-1 Tuesday night. The game was played before over 10,000 fans at Buffalo’s First Niagara Centre.
Even those who don’t concern themselves with the Canadiens Hamilton farm team, might want to pay special attention this coming season as the organization brings in eight rookie pros from either the junior or college ranks, four of them defensemen with size and outstanding potential.
The Canadiens had four prospects among the players that took part in the Memorial Cup tournament last week more than any other NHL organization. Two of them were first round draft picks, Nathan Beaulieu (2011) and Jarred Tinordi (2010). The Canadiens acquired Michael Bournival, also a first round draft pick, from Colorado in return for
It is often said the Canadiens farm system has dried up, that the majority of the team’s future talent is only now emerging from junior hockey and still years away. If so, how was it that through their injury plagued season the Habs were able to bring eight players into their lineup who held rookie status?
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.
While the Canadiens need to address depth issues in their goaltending, the future of the Canadiens defense is promising. Andrei Markov and Josh Gorges are the anchors of a defense that broke in two rookies last year – Alexei Emelin and Raphael Diaz last season. P.K. Subban and Yannick Weber were in their second seasons, Behind that, a very deep farm system.