Markov’s a Canadian, Lightning strikes BriseBois

Andrei Markov with Judge Gilles Duguay and an RCMP officer following Markov’s swearing-in ceremony Friday in Montreal.
Allen McInnis, Gazette

Defenceman Andrei Markov was sworn in as a Canadian citizen Friday morning along with 31 other new Canadians who spent 30 minutes aftrer the ceremony having their pictures taken with the veteran defenceman.

Team president Pierre Boivin and general manager Pierre Gauthier both attended the ceremony. Gauthier spoke briefly about Markov’s leadership qualities but stopped short of offering the defenceman a new contract – he has one year remaining on his current deal – or announcing that Markov would fill the vacanat captaincy.

On another note, the Hamilton Bulldogs suffered another loss when Julien BriseBois joined the Tampa Bay Lightning as assistant general manager. The 33-year-old lawyer was the Canadiens vice-president, hockey operations and also served as general manager of the Bulldogs. He served as Montreal’s capologist and will fill a similar role in Tampa.


  1. wall2bay says:

    Yay madcap 😉


    “I kind of feel sorry for players who never got a chance to be a Montreal Canadien” – Cammalleri

  2. zak says:

    Welcome to Canada Andre.Here’s hoping you retire a hab.

  3. G-Man says:

    You do realize you’ve missed the boat on this one. right?

  4. adam76 says:


  5. adam76 says:

    I can think of two things I enjoy about the above poster.

  6. LA Loyalist says:

    it will be someone under 5′ 7″ – and they’ll have to wear a lower case “c”  :{

  7. VJ says:

    Markov would never have been given the opportunity to even attempt to try out for team Canada. Once you play for another country internationally, you cannot play for another due to IIHF rules

  8. ZepFan2 says:

    Don’t you mean, *hacks*?!


    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    – Steven Tyler

  9. ZepFan2 says:

    I hear ya’! 😉


    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    – Steven Tyler (Aerosmith’s lead singer)

  10. HardHabits says:

    I was a total mess up to the age of 35. Now I live vicariously through my HIO personality.

  11. GrimJim says:

    I stand in humble awe to your imagination, Lorne.

  12. GrimJim says:

    I’ll play… What is a New York Yankees shortstop?

    I’ll take potent potables for $1000, Alex.

  13. GrimJim says:

    I read her profile, it’s the same as pretty much everyone el…

    oh wait… nevermind

  14. ooder says:

    you need to be neutered


    88 is the new 23

  15. SeriousFan09 says:

    Cat, my favourite xenophobe.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  16. HardHabits says:

    It’s an Italian rice dish?.

  17. The Cat says:

    Markov..My favourite player…*barfs*

  18. Say Ash says:

    yay profile 🙂

  19. madcap_habsfan says:

    yay markov 🙂

  20. ZepFan2 says:

    And that’s a good thing, him acting like he’s 17?

    Just saying, I (seem to) remember how f’ed up me and my buddies were at 17. Complete idiots actually. lol


    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    – Steven Tyler (Aerosmith’s lead singer)

  21. Black Jacques Halak says:

    First off. Congrats to Markov.  Welcome to team Canada…


    Second.  WTF are the upper guys at the Habs thinking.  Letting all of the young succesfull talent run away.  Geez we are going to be left with a whole bunch of has been and wanna be’s running the team. 


    That said, maybe that is what the problem was, we need new blood?  Instead of years of forced mediocrity (although last years run was impressive) and crappy picks, maybe now we can either a) Reach for the Top (kudos to CBC ) b) Sink to the basement and keep our picks…

  22. andrewberkshire says:

    Mob? In Montreal? Pfffft! What’s a Rizzuto?

  23. Danno says:

    Here’s the irony of it all…

    Tiger Woods is infamous for what he kept hidden from the world.

    John Daly is famous for not being shy and hiding nothing at all.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  24. derfab says:

    You are right. my apologies to the 14 people who live in Poprad and are happy to have their very own pro team.

    Maybe it’s the arms dealers.

     character is derfab destiny.

  25. HardHabits says:

    Sounds like Montreal.

  26. derfab says:

    Let the bidding begin! Give him long term (5yrs. at 6 per) or he’s outta here.

    character is derfab destiny.

  27. andrewberkshire says:

    I like how you judge a country based on visiting one city 20 years ago.

    Not to say you’re wrong, because I have no clue, but it seems pretty bold.

  28. TripleX says:

    Who said anything about a greenside bunker?   This is John Daly dude.  I was talking from the “road hole bunker” on the 17th!!




    “And I am really looking forward to watching Michael Cammalleri in the NHL. He had an awesome year in the AHL.” PIERRE McGUIRE

  29. TripleX says:

    John Daly acts like he is 17 dude!  LOL

    He shot a 76 today……damn it all.


    “And I am really looking forward to watching Michael Cammalleri in the NHL. He had an awesome year in the AHL.” PIERRE McGUIRE

  30. derfab says:

    I was in Bratislava in 1990-91. There is definately some mob money at work.

    character is derfab destiny.

  31. GrimJim says:

    That would be an impressive finish, especially since the 18th at St. Andrew’s has no greenside bunker 🙂

    “Fans here love you, win or tie” Steve Shutt

  32. RJ says:

    Please resign Markov NOW. Next summer is looking like another contract disaster area with tons of players, and most of the “D” UFA or RFA.

    “My face is my mask,” Gump Worsley

  33. goinforstanley says:

    I wish the the Gm would just sign the players months before June.I don’t know how the players feel about that?sign Price then Markov.

  34. alestar says:

    He never really showed much promise in any of the games I saw him play in…not surprised to see him gone.


    XXIV…and counting

  35. ZepFan2 says:

    Daly was born in ’66. Shouldn’t you be cheering for someone younger?

    I couldn’t resist. 😉


    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    – Steven Tyler (Aerosmith’s lead singer)

  36. 24 Cups says:

    I think you’re looking for the word expendable.  Expandable refers more to my waistline.

  37. TripleX says:

    John Daly is da man!

    My dream final pairing for Sunday is Tiger with Daly wearing an especially obnoxious pair of LoudMouth pants.  xD

    Daly sinks an incredible bunker shot to erase a one shot Tiger lead on the 18th hole.  Tiger goes ballistic while John lights up a cig and chugs back a diet coke.


    “And I am really looking forward to watching Michael Cammalleri in the NHL. He had an awesome year in the AHL.” PIERRE McGUIRE

  38. SlovakHab says:

    Harani, I actually think he was expendable even before we acquired Schultz..

  39. kool-aid says:

    it’s waht stirkes twiec aftrer vacanat Hsmilton

  40. SlovakHab says:

    Ha! Small town in Slovakia, Poprad, is joining the KHL. The team will actually represent a different town – Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic).

    Imagine Dallas Stars playing their home games in Quebec city… within Swedish league.

  41. NightRyder says:

    What’s Linghtning?



  42. naweed235 says:

    there is a full interview with Markov on RDS.CA for whoever is interested//// 

    LOL at the part where he says i will NEVER play for team Canada… lol looks like that loss in the olympics still stings hehe

  43. Radio Free Timo 2 says:

    When are you guys going to invest in spell check? This is embarrassing.

    Linghtning aftrer vacanat Hsmilton

  44. Harani says:

    Edmonton Oiler seem to be taking all our talent away! First Shawn Belle, now Greg Stewart. Arghhh!! Just kidding!

    I think Stewart became expandible (sp?) when we acquire Ian Schultz.

    “I gotta feeling…that tonight’s gonna be a good night!”

  45. cautiousoptimist says:

    Wish we could have held onto Stewart as an injury call-up for another season, but I can’t blame him for signing with Edmonton given the hard road to the NHL he would have had in Montreal.

    1. – not a hockey site, but still kinda neat
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  46. 24 Cups says:

    What the hell gives with Mike Weir these days?  I’m about ready to trade him to Nashville for a centre that nobody wants as well as a goalie who prefers to work on his tan.

  47. Curtoph says:

    Ooooo!!! Excited to see who JM picks for Captain this year, it will be good to have a Team Captain again 🙂


    Who do you think it is going to be?


    I think it may be Gionta, however, I could be very wrong.

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