Don Cherry likes new-look Habs; Bulldogs improve to 2-0

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Don Cherry believes the Habs are on the rebound.

“As long as they’ve got Price and Markov going,” Cherry told The Gazette’s Dave Stubbs of goaltender Carey Price and defenceman Andrei Markov, “you’ve got two of the best in the league.”

And Cherry believes that Markov is the key to the Habs’ success if and when the lockout ends.

“He’s the guy, the key,” Cherry said of the Russian rearguard. “If you look at when (Chris) Pronger was with Philly, well, Markov is the stud you’ve got to have back there.”

You can read Stubbs’s column on Cherry by clicking here. You can also read an earlier Q&A feature Stubbs did with Cherry focusing on the NHL lockout by clicking here.

Gazette sports editor Stu Cowan wrote a column on a new book by Todd Denault about the 1992-93 season – the last year the Canadiens won the Stanley Cup – titled A Season In Time: Super Mario, Killer, St. Patrick, the Great One, and the Unforgettable 1992-93 NHL Season. You can read it by clicking here. You can read why Jacques Demers was Denault’s favourite interview while researching the book by clicking here.

The AHL Bulldogs improved to 2-0 Friday night with a victory over the Toronto Marlies in their sold-out home opener in Hamilton. Read about that by clicking here. The Bulldogs and Marlies meet again Saturday at 7 p.m. in Toronto. You can watch the game on RSONE and TVA Sports and listen to it on TSN Radio 690.

There was action at the Bell Centre Friday night – and a sellout crowd – as the Toronto Raptors beat the New York Knicks in an NBA preseason game. The Gazette’s Pat Hickey thinks the NHL could learn a lesson about labour talks from the NBA. Read his column by clicking here

And you can read about Luc Robitaille bringing the Stanley Cup back home to his mother, who is fighting cancer, in Saint-Norbert, Que., by clicking here.

(Photo by Pat McGrath/Postmedia News)

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