The kids are alright

Best place to be on a 30-plus degree scorcher in July?

A hockey rink. It  was cucumber cool at the Centre Sportif Candiac – les 2 Glaces this afternoon as 29 Canadiens prospects (Thomas Beauregard is injured) took to the ice for skat

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Market watch

RFA Matt Stajan stays with the Leafs: two years, $3.5 million.

The Leafs' second-round pick in 2002 scored 16 goals, 17 assists while making $950,000 last season.

Development Camp

The stars of tomorrow (we hope!) will be in town this week at the Canadiens' annual development camp.

On-ice sessions begin 2:30 this afternoon at the Centre Sportif Candiac

Market watch

UFA Owen Nolan signs with Minnesota: two years at $2.75 million per.

Drafted first overall by Quebec in 1990, Nolan, 36, has played for the Nordiques, Colrado, San Jose,

Better? Worse? About the same?

Mark Streit, who scored 13 goals (seeven on the power play) and added 49 assists in 2007-'08 is gone.

So is Michael Ryder: 14 goals.

That's 27 goals gone –

Streit surprised by Canadiens’ indifference

Mark Streit tells La Presse he was surprised Canadiens made no effort to talk to him, much less sign him, this summer.

Streit says his deal with the

Lowe blows

Kevin Lowe is finally fighting back in a heretofore one-sided war of words with Brian Burke.

"Where do I begin?" Lowe said in an an intervew on Edmonton

Hockey Hall of Hair

The Great One is defects.

Hair today, gone tomorrow.

Market watch

Craig Rivet and a seventh-round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft to Buffalo for second-round picks in the 2009 and 2010 drafts.

Eighteen months ago, Rivet was worth

Best D in the league?

Detroit's defence corps is great, but San Jose is now officially off the charts:

Dan Boyle and Rob Blake join Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Craig Rivet, Douglas Murray, Kyle McLaren and