Saturday video theatre

OK, maybe we all should all whip us some margaritas in the blender and chill out on a stinkin’ hot Saturday in mid-July.
The owners’ offer is just the opening salvo in the NHL’s contract negotiations.
It provides a basis point for the serious horse trading.
The PA will tell the league where to stick it, of course, and then we’ll have some serious back-and-forth.
So maybe there will be hockey before Christmas.

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An offer the PA can and will refuse

Renaud Lavoie of RDS is reporting details of the NHL's initial offer to the Players Association.
Fearless prediction: It ain't gonna fly.
Now the fun begins ...


P.K. is last unsigned Canadien

Raphael Diaz signed a new two-year contract with the team on Friday, avoiding arbitration.
This leaves P.K. Subban as the Canadiens' only unsigned Restricted Free Agent.


The Cup is ours!

You'll want to remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news:
The Canadiens have signed Aaron Palushaj to a one-year


TSN 990 to become French radio station

Bell Media has applied to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission, Canada's broadcast regulator, for permission to convert TSN 990 into a French all-sports radio stattion, RDS


News of Robinson, Dudley, Doan, Chelios and Brodeur

Here are a few items worth reading, looking at and listening to. First, Dave Stubbs -- who broke the story Sunday and was right on top of the situation

Lars Eller

Eller signs for two years

Late Friday afternoon, the Canadiens announced they have signed RFA centre Lars Eller to a two-year contract. Renaud Lavloie of RDS reports it's for $2.65 million, which is a


Habs’ division rivals not quiet

Despite the news that Jaromir Jagr wanted to play for the Habs but got no interest, Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin has earned praise for his moves in

St. Denis

Canadiens sign St. Denis, assign new numbers

The Canadiens have signed defenceman Frédéric St. Denis to a one-year, two way contract.
Smen who remain unsigned are RFAs P.K. Subban and Raphael Diaz (who filed


Profs give Therrien passing grade

Breaking News: Suter and Parise to Minnesota and the immense privilege of being Dany Heatley's teammate
Morton Weinfeld and Avi Goldberg – who teach sociology at McGill