Canadiens have launched their online playoff look.
Clicking http://canadiens.nhl.com calls up a bright red page labelled Series 2008.
The slogan is "16 pour 25 tous pour un" (16 wins toward a 25th Cup; all for one.)
Player featured on the page: Saku Koivu.
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Mathias Brunet has an interesting La Presse piece on Olivier Fortier.
The Canadiens’ 2007 third-round draft choice (65th overall) won the Guy Carbonneau Trophy as the QMJHL’s best defensive forward this season. Fortier is very intelligent, plays well without the puck and excels at faceoffs.
Fortier’s team, the Rimouski Océanic, scored a first-round playoff upset over Baie-Comeau . His coach, Clément Jodoin, sees the centre as a future team captain.
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Patrick’s Roy’s 1985-’86 rookie stats: 47 games played, 23 wins, 18 losses, three ties; a goals-against average of 3.35 and save percentage of .875
Carey Price to date: 39 GP, 22-12-3-3, GAA of 2.64 and save percentage of .918.