1. Montreal Canadiens: Hopes Too High?

    Cinderella story this season? Don't count on it. Many may think the storied Montreal Canadiens have finally turned the corner are back into the Stanley Cup hunt for the first time in 15 years...

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  2. How Well Will the Montreal Canadiens Do in 2008-09?

    So much hype riding on such a young team in such an important season. So far, we've all seen what expectations have been piled upon the 2008-09 Montreal Canadiens. We've also seen the amount of celebrations that will occur during their 100th season...

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  3. Montreal Canadiens to Wear Multiple Jerseys in Centennial Season

    If being commemorated by the Royal Canadian Mint wasn't enough already, the Montreal Canadiens are going the full nine yards this season by wearing retro jerseys from the many seasons of the franchise...

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  4. Montreal Canadiens Acquire Robert Lang, Re-Sign Patrice Brisebois

    Tired of waiting for Mats Sundin to end his own soap opera, Montreal Canadiens GM Bob Gainey took matter into his own hands by acquiring veteran centre Robert Lang from the Chicago ...

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  5. Patrick Roy's No. 33 to Be Retired, but It's No Surprise

    Coming into their centennial celebrations, there had to be that one last number to retire. But whose? Already, many Canadiens legends' numbers are hanging from the Bell Centre rafters for all to see the glorious history of the franchise on display...

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  6. Is the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Season Over?

    It seems the greater the ascent to success, the farther the fall is after. Another loss, this one to the bitter rivals from Saskatchewan, 19-6, and the Bombers have no excuses anymore...

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  7. Montreal Canadiens Rookies Look to Make Impact in 2008-09

    Montreal Canadiens fans were treated with a bountiful crop of young players last year who played beyond expectations to help the storied franchise reach lofty goals that many never though possible for the ailing franchise...

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  8. Greatest Goaltender Of All-Time

    With the buzzing news of the Montreal Canadiens possibly raising Patrick Roy's immortal #33 to the rafters in the Bell Centre this centennial season, can we start the debate once again? Who ...

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  9. NHL Market Madness: Defensemen Drive Price Up

    Are you kidding me? I've addressed this story line before, but now this is ridiculous! Andrei Meszaros, the steady Ottawa Senator blueliner with the guts enough for blocking shots was signed, sealed, and delivered to the Tampa Bay Lightning...

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  10. Montreal Forum Ghosts Look to Aid In Canadiens' Centennial Season

    In recent memory, there has never been any other season with so much leadup hype as the upcoming Montreal Canadiens season...

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  11. Montreal Canadiens Cash In On Young Talent

    Such young talent on such a storied team trying for a 25th Cup in their 100th year. A great headline. But who would have thought that the fate of the Montreal Canadiens' centennial ...

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  12. Top 10 Montreal Canadiens Games to Watch in 2008-09

    10. October 13, 2008 - Montreal @ Philadelphia Flyers After being knocked out of the second round last season by the rowdy, Alan Bass-led Flyers, the Canadiens' first rematch with Philly may take a different turn of events...

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  13. Will 2008-09 Be the Next 1992-93 for the Montreal Canadiens?

    Amidst all the hooplah about the Montreal Canadiens 100th season, GM Bob Gainey has quietly retooled an already explosive lineup in the hopes that a 25th Stanley Cup banner will be hanging from the Bell Centre rafters opening night of the 2009-10 season..

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  14. Team Canada Having Strong Second Half in Beijing 2008

    After a disappointing first half and no medals for almost the entire first week, Canadian Olympians have come alive for a strong second half of the Summer Olympics in Beijing. This is quite typical of the Summer Games...

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  15. CFL At Half-Time: The 2008 Season So Far

    When the ball is kicked off for this Thursday's game between the nearly perfect Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Edmonton Eskimos, we can say that we're pretty much half-way through the grind of the 2008 CFL season...

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  16. Montreal Canadiens: Building a Defense for the Future

    Build for the future...and your success will be forever. I guess that's probably what Bob Gainey heard somewhere down the line...

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  17. Four Things the Toronto Blue Jays Need To Do to Stay Alive in the AL East

    A few games over .500, combined with a few wins in a row, and the Toronto Blue Jays may have something going in mid-August. Or is that just me getting my hopes up that the Jays are for real? So what's it going to take Mr...

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  18. US Hockey Hall Of Fame Inducts Richter, Leetch, and Hull

    Two long-time blueshirts and one of the game's most prolific goal-scorers are being remembered in the US Hockey Hall of Fame in the Class of 2008...

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  19. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Sinking at CFL Halfway Point

    With 11 games left in the last 12 weeks of the CFL season, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers had better find a solution—and find it fast...

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  20. Montreal Canadiens Search for 25th Cup

    Alex Tanguay would prefer that last season had never happened. Whether it was because of the rumours about leaving Calgary, a new head coach, or maybe even his linemates, Tanguay struggled to his lowest scoring output since the 2001-02 season...

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  21. Montreal Canadiens Offseason Preview, Part III: Offense

    Defense may win teams championships, as the old monicker goes—but if a team cannot put points on the board at the other end, then there's no point at all to the defense...

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  22. Summer Olympics Not Popular in Canada

    So far, there's a long list of countries that have won medals. The usual countries—China, United States, Korea, Italy, Czech Republic, Spain, Japan, and Australia. Uzbekistan...

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  23. Winnipeg Jets All-Time Lineup

    They may be long gone, but they still had many great memories -- Selanne's 76 goal rookie season, Tkachuk's 50 goal seasons, and their greatest #1 overall pick DaleHawerchuk...

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  24. 20 Years Ago Today: The Trade That Shook The NHL

    It's was 20 years ago today on August 9, 1988 that teary-eyed Wayne Gretzky was shipped to the Los Angeles Kings from his beloved Edmonton Oilers. Never again did The Great One play above the 49th parallel again...

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  25. Toronto Blue Jays push for post-season berth, Let the race begin

    Don't call me a pessimist or an optimist, but I'm tired of the Toronto Blue Jays blowing season after season because of inconsistent play. Coming into action against the Oakland Athletics on Aug...

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