More on The Montreal Canadiens: Carey, Josh, Steve and ... Kim?
The city is Hockey. Lately, the city is also poor! Montreal is moving heaven and earth to find a private sponsoring to save the Canadian Grand Prize. If you have a lot of money, please save the Montrealers from one of the most annoying summers of all time!
Meanwhile, the Montreal Canadiens are preparing to face the Anaheim Ducks at the Bell Center Saturday night. Darn, another one of those tough Western teams looking forward to crash down the Eastern pride!
I hope those guys don't expect to land in Montreal in flip-flops, it is freezing in here!
“I just tape four Tylenols to it!” – Boris Mironov, once talking about his ankle.
Carey Price should follow the example and stick some into his nose!
The Montreal Canadiens number one net minder seems to be annoyed by a virus over the last few days. He missed two morning practices over the week but was back on the ice on Friday.
Jaroslav ‘Halak it like that’ (2-0-0) should then get a second straight start.
Although I am sure Halak will be at his best in front of Rob Niedermayer (the team's highest with 2-2 in 6 games), I hope the defensive crew won't perform any fancy figure skating.
The Ducks will be closing their three Eastern Canadian teams road trip with Montreal, after a win in Toronto; and dropping by Ottawa tonight.
"At the end of each year I make a list of my mistakes and it's pretty friggin' long."– Dean Lombardi
Josh Georges didn’t have to wait for the off-season to do so!
The young defenseman told La Presse that the team had to improve its defensive cover, as they allow too many shots on goal.
The goal-tending has been a big part of the Habs' success so far: Price allowed eight goals out of 131 shots, while Halak went with two goals out of 61.
In the shots blocking category, over six games, there have been 113. Roman Hamrlik and Mike Komisarek alone blocked about 40 % of them.
“There are two types of forwards, scorers and bangers. Scorers score and bangers bang.” – Ken Dryden
Although he does show some scoring abilities now and then, Steve Begin will always be known as one of our favourite grinders.
But the #22 has been a healthy scratch for the last three games.
He had to leave his spot to Georges Laraque for the home opener and the game against the Coyotes.
Then reports said that he had to fight a flu (I am telling you, it is like the North Pole out here!), but was apparently ready for the Panthers. Finally, even though Laraque himself wasn’t in uniform, Begin wasn’t either.
Coach Carbonneau had to put D-man Francis Bouillon on the fourth line instead.
“It is sure that I am disappointed, but it is still early in the season and the team is wining. I don’t want to be a distraction.” he told the journalists.
Is he going to be facing the Ducks? According to RDS and their live-from-Verdun reports, Steve Begin was skating with Robert Lang and Tom Kostopoulos.
My question will always be as follows: why not Dandenault?
"How would you like a job where, every time you make a mistake, a big red light goes on and 18,000 people boo?" – Jacques Plante
Kim St. Pierre would!
Proud of two Olympic Gold Medals (2002 and 2006), she was the first woman in the history of Canadian University sports to ever win a men’s regular season game, playing for Mc Gill University.
She currently plays for the Montreal Stars in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League.
On Thursday, she became a Habs for a day; being invited by the team to replace Carey Price in the net during the practice. St. Pierre qualified the experience as “priceless!”
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