In 15 games, Diaz has 16 points (three goals, 13 assists) and is plus-11. Diaz spent eights seasons in Zug before joining the Canadiens a year ago.
“He’s just a great kid to be around, he works hard and I can’t say enough about the guy,” Shedden told The Canadian Press. “He’s a classy kid and in my eyes, he’s a great player. I hope he goes to Montreal and continues to succeed.”
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Another Canadiens defenceman, P.K. Subban, has been looking for work during the lockout and was hired by CTV Montreal to do the weather report with Lori Graham on the 6 p.m. newscast on Tuesday. Read more by clicking here.
The Gazette’s weekly Hockey Inside/Out section will be published in Thursday’s paper (and on HIO). Stories you can look for include:
Brenda Branswell on what’s going to happen to the bricks Canadiens fans bought (paying between $175 and $799 plus tax) at Centennial Plaza outside the Bell Centre, which are now being taken out to make room for a new condo tower. Branswell will also have a story on Carey Price and a new video game he is involved with for charity.
Pat Hickey will have features on top Habs prospects Alex Galchenyuk, who is playing for the Sarnia Sting, and Nathan Beaulieu, who is with the Hamilton Bulldogs. Hickey caught up with both of them recently.
Dave Stubbs will have a feature on Hall of Fame goalie Bernie Parent, who was in Montreal last weekend, and his love of the Three Stooges. Stubbs will also have a story on the woman who won the HIO auction for a dinner at Moishes with a number of Canadiens players, paying $3,300 that will go to The Gazette Christmas Fund.
(Photo courtesy of EV Zug)