In an eventful day at the Canadiens Brossard training centre. Brian Gionta probably will return to the Canadiens lineup tomafter missing eleven games. Alexei Emelin in hit in the face with a Yannick Weber slapshot, in the same area where he suffered a serious injury when he was playing the KHL. Krys Barch of Florida Panthers gets a slap on the wrist for what, in the end, were very mild comments directed at the Canadiens P.K. Subban. And the NHL players association says “no” to league re-alignment.
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The Canadiens practiced at the Bell Centre Monday morning in preparation for Tuesday night’s meeting with the Buffalo Sabres. Michael Cammalleri scrimmaged for the first time siince suffering that skate cut in Winnipeg a week ago and P.K. Subban found himself with a new defence partner.
Canadiens draft twice in first three rounds…Jagr still being mentioned Montreal destination…..Kirk Muller unemployed…Flyers follow Gainey’s lead….Hamrlik coming back?…..Hometown discount from Markov…..
Is it possible to be a Hart trophy winning goaltender without winning the Vezina Trophy? There are a number of goaltenders who have had outstanding seasons and are deserving of Vezina Trophy recognition, starting with Boston’s Tim Thomas, who’s likely to win it. But the Hart? Has there been a more important player for his team than Carey Price. Without him, no playoffs and all things considered, perhaps we’re looking at a lottery pick in this June’s draft.
P.K. Subban was named third star of the week behind San Jose Centre Joe Pavelski and Anaheim goaltender Ray Emery. Subban led all NHL defensemen with six points in four games. Four of them, including his hattrick, came in the game against Minnesota Sunday.
Pierre Gauthier was criticized for failing to make a trade deadline deal to bolster the Canadiens offense. Leading up to the deadline he had a more pressing problem. Because of injuries to his defense, the top penalty killing team in the NHL had slipped to tenth ranking in just nineteen games. Gauthier went to work and landed two veteran defensemen who were a very large presence in last night’s win in Atlanta.
Veteran Hal Gill got all over his defense partner today at the Canadiens Brossard practice facility for scattering his equipment and apparently leaving it for team staff to pick up. Gill, noting the behaviour, picked up a discarded sweater, handed it to him saying “You’re an asshole, P.K.” There is no end of things a rookie has to learn when he comes to the big leagues.
P.K. – The Entertainer. Nothing about the way he play hockey fails to attract attention. Especially when he’s got the spotlight in an All-Star game. Two years ago, while with the junior Belleville Bulls he scored the winning goal in the OHL All-Star game. Last year it was that spectacular effort in the AHL All-Star game. Take a look at what he had to offer in the NHL All-Star game.
Expect Yannick Weber to play his third straight game on the Canadiens defence tomorrow night against the Ottawa Senators. This may be causing a great deal of consternation among P.K. Subban fans, but Weber has unquestionably earned another start. It is also a testament to a Canadiens farm system that can there are two strong replacements for all-star Andrei Markov and keep winning games
It turned out nicely after all, at least on the ice. The week’s schedule featured three games in less than four days (67 hours). It started with that home game against Edmonton Wednesday in which the Canadiens blew a 3-0 lead, losing 4-3 in overtime. The Canadiens came back the next night with a 5-1 win over the injury plagued and struggling Devils in New Jersey before returning home to grind out a 3-1 win over San Jose Saturday afternoon. In the end, the Canadiens took five of a possible six points