$$$ and sense

Kevin Lowe continues to make life interesting for his fellow NHL general managers.

Last summer, the Edmonton GM went on a spending spree. His offer sheet to Thomas Vanek forced Buffalo – which had lost Chris Drury and Daniel Brière

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RDS rules!

And the CBC sucks.

But you knew that. Here's the latest evidence:

RDS's telecast of the Canadiens-Bruins opener on Thursday night drew an average audience of 1.48 million viewers.

The English

The tie

It's an Hermès.

Guy Carbonneau's wife bought it for him in Dallas.

Its won-lost record is 2-0.

Carbo says he'll wear it a couple more times then sell it on


Canadiens hold a late-afternoon practice at the Denis Savard Aud in Verdun today. Bruins were on the ice first, wearing deerstalkers, carrying magnifying glasses and looking for clues

About last night …

Imagine you're Claude Julien.

What do you tell your team?

CKAC's Dany Dubé, who coached and knows what he's talking about, says the Bruins cannot forecheck effectively because Canadiens' defencemen

Speed killed

Canadiens floated like butterflies, and they stung the Bs 4-1 to grab a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven.

Muhammad Ali metaphors work. Canadiens' passing was too pretty and their

The keys for Game 1

• Carey Price: He won't have to stand on his head to beat the Boston Bruins. That will come later, if Canadiens advance. The goaltender will have to

He’ll be ready … maybe

It could be a night-before-game-day-decision.

Mike Komisarek hopes that when he talks to the doctor, before Canadiens' team meal this evening, he'll be cleared to play in Game 1

The season in stats

The Canadiens' Playoff Guide, hot off the press today, is jam-packed with statistics on the 2007-'08 season.

Here are some that caught my eye:

The power play: First in

One more sleep – and do not disturb

Canadiens practice at 4 this afternnoon and then check into a downtown hotel.

In his pre-practice press conference, Guy Carbonneau said he wanted to isolate his players from distractions,