Jarmo Kekalainen, new GM of the Columbus Blue Jackets, has ties to Montreal’s Director of Amateur Scouting, Trevor Timmins. Timmins has a great eye for talent and has quite an important role for the Canadiens. The hope is that Jarmo does not try to get Timmins to come over to the Blue Jackets to work with him. It would be a huge loss for the Habs.
The Montreal Canadiens’ head coach Michel Therrien kept the same lines in practice Wednesday. This indicates that we should see the same scratches against the Florida Panthers. Yannick Weber looks like he will be on his way out of Montreal at some point if this continues, Ryan White anxiously waits his turn to prove that he can smarten up from taking such idiotic penalties and Tomas Kaberle, well, that trade for him is still a head scratcher for me. He can sit.
We should see Carey Price between the pipes again, as we will for most of the remaining games. It was reported that former Hab Jose Theodore will be in goal for the Panthers. Always liked that guy.
Keep note: The Canadiens’ game skates on Feb. 16th and 23rd will be in Brossard at 10:30am. They will both be open to the public. If you’re able to go, I suggest you do and show up decently early as well.
Per Renaud Lavoie, ex-Hab Campoli left for Switzerland Wednesday night and will play with Biel/Bienne. He wants to play and hopes to get back to the NHL after. I guess he got that whole VISA thing straightened out, good luck Chris.
Yet again, former NHL referee Kerry Fraser has stated that a goal against Montreal should not have counted. If you can recall the goal against Buffalo in the final seconds in the third period, Fraser believed that it should have been whistled down as goalie interference. This time around, Kerry believes that Hedman’s goal should not have been counted as he used his glove to direct it into the goal. If you re-watch it, Hedman also interferes with Price’s glove, making him unable to stop the puck.
Congratulations to former Canadien Mike Cammalleri on reaching 200 goals in his career. He scored a hat trick (first 3 goals of the season) and added an assist against Dallas. Cammalleri’s last hat trick was on December 14th, 2009 with the Habs. His last 4-point game was on January, 23rd 2010. Is this the return of the fist pump or will he be hot and cold for the rest of the season?
– Engqvist remained even in Atlant’s SO loss
– Trunev stayed even, recording zero points in his team’s victory
– Pribyl had a -1 rating in Sparta’s OT loss
– Bozon notched an assist, 2PIM and a +1 rating
– Hudon ended the game with an even plus/minus rating