Nolan gassed … again

What is it with Ted Nolan?

He’s been fired, with a

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Lecavalier signs extension

Nice deal: 11 years, $85 million, front-loaded.

Maybe Vincent Lecavalier can sign with the Canadiens when he's 40.

• Marc-Antoine Godin has a story on the eternally hopeful

Seal the deal already!

If Mats Sundin plays hockey this season it will be as a member of the Montreal Canadiens.

Why?

Because it makes sense.

And Sundin is a sensible guy from Sweden, a

Pac-man steals the show

Max Pacioretty wowed the crowd at Canadiens' development camp on Friday.

The  big forward scored twice on nifty backhands during the 3-on-3 scrimmages.

On the first goal, Pacioretty drove the

Canadiens trade Locke for Belle

While the Canadiens prospects were skating through 3-on-3 and 4-on-4 scrimmages at Development Camp (Max Pacioretty looked GREAT!), the team swung a mnor deal, sending smurf-sized forward Corey

Burke’s last blast … for now

You knew Brian Burke wasn't going to let Kevin Lowe have the last word.

So despite Gary Bettman's unequivocal comman that bothcombatants in the war of words STFU,

Market watch

Pavol Demitra to Vancouver: two years, $8 million.

Canucks are $10 million under the cap  and still a player in the Sundin sweepstakes.

HockeyBuzz says Canadiens' Plan

More on Gorges, etc.

Pat Hickey talks to the man.

Meanwhile, San Jose signs defenceman Christian Ehrhoff to a three year contract for three times what  Gorges is making.

And the Globe's

Josh Gorges

Three-year contract worth a reported $3.3 million.

Boone is delighted.

Gorges made $495,000 last season when he proved he deserved a regular spot on the blue line.

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