Where the heck was Phil Pritchard?

We don’t want to engage in vulgar stereotypes.
And our disinclination is reinforced by the likelihood that cheap jokes about Michael Ryder’s day with the Stanely Cup would enrage our great and good friend – and prous Newfoundlander – J.T.

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The Great Dane

The Canadiens web site has a nice video feature on Lars Eller. We at HIO are big fans of the kid ... and it's not every day you


Late links

We're a little slow on the Monday morning draw here at HIO. Hurricane Irene knocked out electricity for about 60,000 homes – including HIO Tower in bustling downtown Pointe


Two on THN must-watch list

A pair of Canadiens games makes the Hockey News list of this season's Top 10: The team's visit to Winnipeg on Oct. 9 will be the first NHL


In the matter of Yemelin

Stu Hackel listed Alexei Yemelin as one of his rookies to watch. And in a Journal de Montreal interview, the 25-year-old "kid" comes across as someone read


New sheriff in town

Brendan Shanahan doesn't have to be the reincarnation of Bora Laskin. Canadiens fans will be happy if he's better than Colin Campbell. And he doesn't have a


22 NHL rookies worth watching

Training camp is a time for new faces and few things excite fans more than their NHL team introducing a rookie into its lineup. Long gone are the days


Red frets about the D

The Living Legend of Sports Journalism assesses the Canadiens blueline corps. And it worries him. "...  after failing to get as far as the Stanley Cup final for the


Meet the new voice of the Habs on Team 990

Report by Pat Hickey, The Gazette John Bartlett is the new English language play-by-play broadcaster for the Canadiens, The Gazette and hockeyinsideout.com have learned. The Team 990, which lured the


Playoffs are a lock!

The Hockey News has been publishing its season predictions online. In the Eastern Conference, THN says the 15th through ninth spots will be filled by Ottawa, Florida, Winnipeg,