Prospect watch: Habs deep on defence

Ryan McDonagh. John Mahoney, Gazette file photo  

John McGourty of prepared a report looking at the prospects in the Canadiens system and the conclusion is that there is plenty of depth on defence. Ryan McDonagh

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Hockey News: Habs No. 1 in East

According to RDS, the Hockey News, which last season said the Canadiens would finish 13th in the Eastern Conference, have predicted the Habs will grab top spot in

Happy birthday, Josh Gorges

Want to impress the girls?

Being listed in the Canadiens' media guide adds two inches ... to your height.

The team has Josh Gorges at 6'1". That's an exaggeration, but

Getting younger and richer (updated with NHLPA numbers)

A must-read blog today is Part 1 of James Mirtle's analysis of the NHL's salary structure:

In 2005-06, the average player 25 and under made $865,000, while players

Fournier draws a misconduct

CKAC open-line host Ron Fournier has drawn the ire of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council.

Nightmare_49 spotted this in the online edition of Broadcaster magazine:

The CBSC concluded that the

Who will it be?

The Canadiens' 2007-'08 pocket schedule featured three players: Christopher Higgins, most prominently, as well as Cristobal Huet and Michael Ryder.

Huet and Ryder are gone.

Higgins is still a Hab,

More fore play from Sundin

An Eklund rumour ... a Sundin sighting ... what was it the Boomtowm Rats sang about Mondays?

This just in from Ornskoldsvik:

Sportsnet caught up Greta Garbo at

Canadiens fans in Oilers country

Stuart Adams e-mails to advise Habs I/Oers of the 21st annual Guy Lafleur Fall Classic Pitch 'n' Putt tournament in Edmonton.

Something to do while waiting for the big

The Notorious K.O.M.I.

From, Mike Komisarek's very hip iPod faves:

Song   Artist
Rockstar   Nickelback
Smack That

No Games coverage here

 This just in from Beijing:

Mats Sundin wins gold in the Individual Medley: Tantalize, Tease, Procrastinate and Equivocate.

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François Gagnon, on vacation in Cuba, writes Canadiens