Noise/Bruit: Youth movement pushes vets aside

Here’s a look at some of today’s news surrounding the Canadiens:

The Gazette’s Herb Zurkowsky reports that the team’s youth movement has pushed some veterans out of the lineup as Bryan Smolinski, Tom Kostopoulos and Patrice Brisebois have been spending more time in the press box than the bench lately.

The Journal de Montr√©al has a piece on how Christopher Higgins feels after the trade deadline and knowing that the Canadiens showed faith and loyalty in him after refusing to trade him. "I’m happy to be here," he said "I’ll have to show my appreciation for their loyalty to me."

In La Presse,
head coach Guy Carbonneau says he knows Carey Price will have some ups
and downs moving forward, but he dismissed the critics who say he
doesn’t have enough experience. "You can’t buy experience, but you also
can’t gain any by sitting on the bench."

Here’s a take on the Huet deal from a Washington perspective.

In James Mirtle’s Playoff Push, he predicts the Canadiens will finish ahead of the Ottawa Senators and grab third spot in the Eastern Conference.

The Buffalo News reports that Maxim Afinogenov and Drew Stafford have returned from the injured list, but it is uncertain if they will face the Canadiens Friday night.

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