Max Pacioretty’s scoring slump continues and Ambri-Piotta fell into the Swiss League cellar with it’s eighth straight loss. . Yannick Weber and Raphael Diaz also saw action Saturday night.
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The Plekanec line was held off the scoresheet as the Kladno winning streak comes to an end. Andrei Markov makes his KHL debut and in the Swiss National League a big night for Raphael Diaz.
The lockout financial pain for the highly leveraged Canadiens ownership is in the millions already. Insurance payments eating up whatever paycheck Canadiens players may be getting in Europe. Scott Gomes-the fan’s forgotten man. P.K. Subban in limbo. Alexei Kovalev playing in Swiss Second Division and more.
For the second time since joining Geneva of the Swiss National League, Yannick Weber scored the winning goal as undefeated Servette edged Lugano 3-2 in overtime. It was Weber’s second goal of the game. Also in action Tuesday night were Raphael Diaz with Zug and Max Pacioretty at Ambri-Piotta.
Raphael Diaz, Max Pacioretty and Yannick Weber all saw action in the Swiss National League Saturday night. Tomas Plekanec and Tomas Kaberle were idle in the Czech Extraliga and will be back in action Sunday while Alexei Emelin has yet to play for Ak-Bars Kazan of the KHL.
Max Pacioretty made his Swiss League Debut a successful one and with an assist Tomas Plekanec takes over sole possession of the lead in the Czech Extraliga scoring race. Highlights of Friday’s European hockey action. Andrei Markov admits to Russian newspaper he’s considering job offers with the Kontinental Hockey League. Scott Gomez is taking part in the training camp of the Alaska Aces of the ECHL but is unlikely to play for them.
Three members of the Canadiens participated in games in Europe over the weekend. Tomas Plekanec and Yannick Weber were stars in wins in the Czech Republic and Switzerland.
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.
Defenseman Raphael Diaz was due for a salary arbitration hearing July 26th. He, and the Canadiens, avoided it by signing a two year 2.45 million dollar contract Friday. Diaz played in 59 games with the Canadiens last season.
You can argue that the Canadiens will bring eleven defensemen into training camp capable of landing an NHL job. The core group remains but Frederic St. Denis, who was signed to a two-way contract on Thursday, joins a group of five or six with a chance to join the team to start the season.