Archive for December, 2008

Habs Prospects Battle in Classic Canada/U.S Game

| December 31, 2008 | 6 Replies
Habs Prospects Battle in Classic Canada/U.S Game

Excerpt from the TSN game review (Full Story) on Team Canada 7-4 thrilling win and instant classic over Team USA: Thirty-three years to the day after the Montreal Canadiens and Central Red Army took part in the greatest hockey game … Continue reading

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Solid performances set stage for Canadiens-flavored Canada/U.S. showdown

| December 31, 2008 | 2 Replies
Solid performances set stage for Canadiens-flavored Canada/U.S. showdown

Below are excerpts from the Hockey’s Future article by Jason Menard. I only added Trevor Timmins evaluations of the Canadiens prospects participating in the tournament (for some reason, Niklas Torp wasn’t mentioned in the article):Timmins on Ryan McDonagh: “I only … Continue reading

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Price Stops Bolts to Give Habs Shootout Win

| December 30, 2008 | Reply
Price Stops Bolts to Give Habs Shootout Win

Rocket: Three wins on a short post-Christmas road trip is cause for celebration, but perhaps only polite applause. I don’t want to be a wet blanket but the Canadiens haven’t been very impressive in the past two games against two … Continue reading

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| December 30, 2008 | 1 Reply

Habster:The Hamilton Bulldogs continued their steady play with a 4-0 shutout of the Baby Leafs. The Bulldogs have been without two of their key offensive contributors in Ben Maxwell and Matt D’Agostini but other players like Yannick Weber, Max Pacioretty, … Continue reading

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Win #3000

| December 30, 2008 | 4 Replies
Win #3000

Rocket: The 3000th regular season win for the Montreal Canadiens is yet another special milestone achieved during the centennial year. A 5-2 victory over the Panthers, but this wasn’t a memorable game. It won’t be included on any Habs DVD … Continue reading

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All Habs… All smiles

| December 30, 2008 | Reply
All Habs… All smiles

Alex Tanguay said last week he was a bit unhappy with his use by coach Guy Carbonneau. He felt he deserved more icetime, especially late in the game. Without saying it, he was implying that he felt more deserving of … Continue reading

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Game Highlights: Canadiens 5 Florida 2

| December 30, 2008 | Reply
Game Highlights: Canadiens 5 Florida 2

TSN: Highlights: MTL 5, FLA 2

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Jewels of the 2005 draft

| December 28, 2008 | 1 Reply
Jewels of the 2005 draft

    Welcome back dear readers to another Habs game review. Hope your Christmas was as good as it could and you enjoyed this time with your loved ones.     On Saturday we were treated to a battle between … Continue reading

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Price & Kostitsyn Carry Habs to Win

| December 27, 2008 | Reply
Price & Kostitsyn Carry Habs to Win

Rocket: A rainy, icy day in Montreal. Sidewalks and mall parking lots were best negotiated with skates. Whatever the conditions, it was a perfect night for watching Habs hockey. The Canadiens showed some signs of the long layoff but overall … Continue reading

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Canada kicks off 2009 WJC with 8-1 shellacking of Czech Republic

| December 26, 2008 | Reply
Canada kicks off 2009 WJC with 8-1 shellacking of Czech Republic

Excerpt from the TSN game review of Canada’s 8-1 victory against the Czech Republic: John Tavares is certainly living up to his billing at the World Junior Hockey Championship, scoring Canada’s first two goals on the power play and assisting … Continue reading

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