Carving Kovy a new one on national (okay, Toronto) TV

The TSN guys were all over Alex Kovalev for second-guessing Guy Carbonneau’s late-game coaching against the Panthers.
“Mad Mike” Milbury (anyone else notice how difficult it’s becoming to distinguish the hockey show from Monday Night Raw?) h

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Souray out

The former Canadiens defenceman suffered a separated shoulder in a fight on the weekend.

In addition to his surgically repaired wrist, Souray has a history of shoulder problems.

Bob Hartley


What's the area code for Hawkesbury? I bet he's

Kovy stirs the pot

Alex Kovalev, who ripped Guy Carbonneau in the Russian magazine interview he says (wink, wink) he never gave last season, is at it again.
In addition to accurately

First shootout, first SO loss

Christopher Higgins, the best of the Canadiens tonight, stated the obvious:
"We've got to find a way to score goals."
Through 65 minutes of regulation and overtime play,


This sucks out loud.

I don't care if the Canadiens win 7-0 tonight – which, by the way, isn't going to happen.
I'm starting to think Guy Carbonneau is

Shock! Horror!! Latendresse sits

Hey Josh, pass the mustard.

To the surprise of no one who's been paying attention, Guillaume Latendresse will watch tomorrow's agame against Florida from a seat at the south

Late for the show

Being booed on home ice is hard on players and harder on their wives.
Just ask Michelle Brisebois.
Don't ask her, however, about the standing ovation her husband

Scrapings from the slaughterhouse floor

A few nuggets to chew on while we wait for the 4 p.m. Pats-Cowboys kickoff:

• I liked the Canadiens' defence last night. Francis Bouillon played a monster game.

For the record …

Blaming the refs is a loser's lament.
The Canadiens lost their home opener because Carolina outplayed them in every aspect of the game except goaltending.
End of story.