Price burns 2,336 calories in a game; Drewiske will face Flyers

For the last five games, Canadiens goaltender Carey Price has worn a multi-function heart monitor, the wristwatch receiver clipped into the back of his pants.

Price’s pulse tops out at 190 beats per minute during the game with an average of 120 bpm, which includes pregame and intermissions.

“I wear it in practice and I’ve been curious,” Price told The Gazette’s Dave Stubbs. “I never knew what (calories) I burned during a game. It will give me a good idea what I should be eating and how many calories I should be consuming.”

Heading into Wednesday’s game in Philadelphia (7:30 p.m., TSN, RDS, TSN Radio 690), Price has a 18-6-4 record with three shutouts, a 2.24 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage.

The Canadiens got some good news on the injury front Wednesday morning as Raphael Diaz skated in Brossard for the first time since suffering a concussion on Feb. 25. Rene Bourque and Raphael Diaz, also recovering from concussions, skated in Brossard as well. 

Meanwhile, defenceman Davis Drewiske, acquired from the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, skated with his new teammates at the Habs morning skate in Philadelphia. Drewiske will be in the lineup against the Flyers with Price starting in goal. Mike Blunden will take the place of injured forward Colby Armstrong, who suffered what the team is calling a “lower-body injury” during Monday’s win over Carolina. Armstrong has been placed on injured reserve with what appears to be a knee injury. Ryan White will be a healthy scratch.

“There are some different things with the system here as opposed to what they do in LA, so this morning (the coaches and I) went over that and what they expect from me,” Drewiske told reporters in Philadelphia after the morning skate. “They want me to be a good defender, a good penalty killer, move pucks quickly and chip in offensively when I can.”

Coach Michel Therrien also announced that Peter Budaj will start in goal Thursday when the Winnipeg Jets visit the Bell Centre (7:30 p.m., RDS, TSN-HABS, TSN Radio 690). Budaj’s parents will be in town for the game and Therrien admitted that played a role in his decision, but the coach added that Budaj has been playing well and deserves a start. Budaj has a 5-1-1 record with one shutout, a 2.47 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage.

Therrien wouldn’t give a timetable for Armstrong’s return to the lineup, but said he hopes he’ll be back in time for the playoffs.

Here’s a look at the lines and defence pairings from the morning skate:

Forwards: Pacioretty-Desharnais-Gallagher; Ryder-Plekanec-Gionta; Galchenyuk-Eller-Prust; White-Halpern-Moen/Blunden. Defence: Bouillon-Drewiske; Gorges-Subban; Markov-Emelin; Kaberle-Weber.

The NHL trade deadline is at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Stubbs joins Postmedia News hockey writers Vicki Hall, Wayne Scanlan, Elliott Pap, Bob Duff, Steve Ewen and John MacKinnon for a live trade blog beginning at noon. You can follow it by clicking here.

(Photo by Dave Sidaway/The Gazette)

Time and calories fly for Price, by Dave Stubbs

Habs only three points behind pace of 1979 Cup champions, by Stu Cowan

Subban was 17th defenceman taken at 2007 NHL draft, by Stu Cowan

Game Preview: Canadiens vs. Flyers,

Drewiske set to make Habs debut,

Flyers face Canadiens in homestand finale,

Game notes,

Burned on Iginla deal, Bruins add Jagr, by Ken Warren of Postmedia News


  1. Mr_MacDougall says:

    I am hoping the Habs CRUSH the dirty Flyers tonight, time to start closing in on the Pens!

  2. habsfan0 says:

    Mike Boone’s live blog will be posted at 3pm,just as trade deadline expires. I wonder what his headline will read?


    “Jaroslav Halak still a St. Louis Blue.”

  3. Storman says:

    When is the halftime lingerie hockey game

  4. Loonie says:

    Dave Pagnotta reports Habs inquiring about Kulikov. He would be a GREAT add.

    And funny enough, there are eight Russian NHL defenseman, we’d have three of them if we got him.

    Pass the vodka

  5. commandant says:

    Basically the biggest news of the day is that Kiprusoff would rather retire than play for the Leafs.

    Go Habs Go!
    Check out Top Shelf Prospects, my Team by Team prospect reports

  6. Ozmodiar says:

    Danny Kristo acquires a new horse after his old horse was beaten to death!!


  7. Whatever says:

    Nonis working much harder than Burke ever did for Toronto. Just appeared on TSN and he didn’t even have a tie, let alone have one untied.

  8. Alex_425 says:

    Just got word from my boss that Armstrong is out for the rest of the season. Canoë and the Journal de Montreal are reporting it.

    But I’m no expert….

  9. Storman says:

    Pittsburgh just got Pominville

  10. Storman says:

    Piitsburgh just got Luongo

  11. Loonie says:

    Mmmmmmm……..Grilled Cheese

  12. twilighthours says:

    The details of that jokinen deal are interesting. Man, Carolina wanted rid of him.

  13. Lafleurguy says:

    To re-cap, Shero has made deals with Dallas, San Jose, Calgary, and now an Eastern Conference team, Carolina. He didn’t give up a single roster player in the four deals. Creative.

    “May you live in interesting times.”

  14. steve29 says:

    Yes I think the Kristo horse has been beaten to death. How about trading Gionta again

  15. HabinBurlington says:

    Breaking News: Habfan10912 just received his first shipment of worms for his new WormFarming Hobby.

    Apparantly Jim sent Chrisadiens the other way in the trade.

    • Lafleurguy says:

      Did he give up too much or too little?

      “May you live in interesting times.”

      • HabinBurlington says:

        Used to be a real Top Prospect, but seemed to move down the depth chart with grand children arriving.

        • Lafleurguy says:

          We have to be objective fans and await results. Have to wait to hear how many fish Jim catches, and if quality matters, how many were top 6 or top 4. Wonder if Ray Shero contacted J. this morning?

          “May you live in interesting times.”

    • Bripro says:

      He announced to me this morning that he had worms. I had to give him a heads up.
      When I was younger, my mother tried to get rid of my worms with milk and a flashlight. It didn’t work.
      I’m sure a good MD will fix his problem.

  16. HabinBurlington says:

    So is there anything left for us to discuss Re: Kristo , or did we cover it all already?

  17. slapshot777 says:

    Funny how when the Habs make a trade we have always eat salary whether it be our own or someone else. To me Pittsburgh are not that good of a team when they got to rely on their trading partner to help them achieve it.

  18. HabinBurlington says:

    No offence to our friend Stubbs, but reading through the comments here is far more entertaining than the live trade blog.

  19. slapshot777 says:

    Pittsburgh must be planning on putting two teams in this years playoffs.

  20. Pittsburgh just picked up Jussi Jokinen for “a conditional draft pick” when they could have had him off waivers for nothing. Odd.

    Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”

  21. GuyDoon says:

    Things are not going well in Tampa.

    Yesterday, they trade MA Bergeron to Carolina for Adam Hall and a 7th. Hall had to go through waivers to get to Tampa, I guess, because today, Philly claimed Hall.

    • Welks says:

      It looks like TB acquired Hall and immediately put him on waivers to send him down to the AHL. From TSN: Adam Hall Acquired from Carolina and waived.

      Salary dump?

    • Either these GMs have something against Adam Hall, or they’re nuts. TB placed him on waivers first, then Carolina picked him up and dealt him and a pick back to TB for MAB. Then TB puts him back on waivers and he ends up in Philly?

      Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”

  22. Timo says:

    So what happened to Boone’s live trade blog that was supposed to start 1.5 hrs ago?

  23. bjmmn says:

    So…uh…anything happening today…?

  24. D Mex says:

    McKenzie reports PITT looking for stop-gap centre pending Crosby’s return.
    MB : ” Where’s Nokia ?! Huh ? OK, where’s DD ?! ”
    lol 🙂

    ALWAYS Habs –
    D Mex

  25. mdp2011 says:

    Wow, talk about how difficult it is being traded, just put yourself in his shoes for a minute, and forget how much they make, not the point.

    Josh Rimer ‏@JoshRimerHockey 3m Newest Oiler Jerred Smithson just found out he was traded while on way to have his wife induced w their first child! #TradeTracker

  26. adamkennelly says:

    funny enough – prolly not all that amusing for Flyer’s fans.

  27. Timo says:

    So since Carolina lost Pitkanen, I think they desperately need Kaberle. Skinner and a 1st?

  28. Mike D says:

    Wow. Can’t believe Kristo isn’t even a finalist for the Hobey-Baker. Very surprising.

    – Honestly yours
    Twitter: @de_benny

  29. Mattyleg says:

    Just a note about the Kipper situation I posted below:

    Why do people think that him refusing to leave simply to have his name engraved on the cup (which I consider to be a very mercenary, selfish desire) is more ‘mercenary’ than wanting to stay with the club that brought him up and around which he built his career?

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

    • Cal says:

      Isn’t the point of playing in the NHL (besides the insane money) winning the Stanley Cup? If you’re not there to win it, I’m sure no GM would ever sign you.

      • Mattyleg says:

        Playing in the NHL is about doing what you want to do with your life.

        I think it’s silly to dedicate yourself to a club, live in a city for your career and then just pack it up as soon as you see an opportunity to win the Stanley Cup with a bunch of strangers.

        I think that’s a very cynical illustration of the depressing ‘me-first’ mentality that has crept up from our southern neighbours.

        Do you think that a GM would be happy to sign a player who is willing to leave his team at the drop of a hat at the whiff of a Cup, or one that will buy into the long-term development of his team?

        —Hope Springs Eternal—

        • Cal says:

          Sorry, Matty, but the point of a team sport is to win championships.
          Kipper’s days with the Flames are coming to an end. Instead of helping the team get a pick or two he’s decided to be selfish and threaten retirement.

          • Mr_MacDougall says:

            So, the same guy that negotiated a NTC is selfish for not backing down on a clause he negotiated in goof faith? Honoring a contract is never selfish, it’s expected.

          • Mattyleg says:

            The point of a team sport is to win championships, as you said.
            It’s a team sport.
            You win with your team.
            You don’t desert them to win it for yourself.

            —Hope Springs Eternal—

          • Cal says:

            @ Matty-
            Tell that to Iginla.

          • Mattyleg says:

            I don’t respect players who do that.
            I find it cynical.
            Iginla included.

            —Hope Springs Eternal—

        • I respect Kiprusoff’s decision to stay, and I would have respected his decision to leave. If he’s negotiated a NTC, he has every right to use it — that’s what it’s for.

          At the end of the day, it boils down to your first point: playing in the NHL, like any job, is about doing what you want with your life. Kipper wants to retire a Flame? He’s earned that right.

          Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”

    • donmarco says:

      Call this misguided, but maybe to thank the team that has made him financially independent for the rest of his life by sucking it up for 2 or 3 months and giving them at least something in return. No offense, but many men have had new borns and not been able to spend as much time with them as they would have liked. That’s life. And I’m pretty sure he could afford round the clock support for her. When Sundin took a similar position it tarnished what was an outstanding tenure in Toronto.

      • Luke says:

        What Sundin did didn’t tarnish his tenure. It shouldn’t have, at least.
        What did he do?

        He honoured the terms of his contractual obligation with the Leafs.

        Would we prefer the players honour their contracts or not?

        Why is bad for Sundin to not want to leave, but OK for the Leafs to try and re-neg on the deal?
        And when he refused, which was his perogative as agreed by both parties, the Leafs began a media campaign in an attempt to bully Sundin into allowing a trade.

        Yashin was dumped one for not honouring his deal, and rightfully so, but Sundin shouldn’t be dumped on for honouring his.

        • Mr_MacDougall says:

          Very well said, a lot of this is media driven and trickles down to the fans. One could argue that having a veteran during a rebuild is more valuable than the 1st or 2nd rounder you get back.

          Also, it shows more loyalty on a veteran player that wants to stick it out during tough times at the twilight of his career. As seen with Calgary, they received very little for Iginla in the grand scheme of things.

      • To be fair, a guy like that probably spent his entire career in CGY out of loyalty. We certainly could have joined better teams for at least the same money if not more. So he’s loyal for staying all those years, but now he’s disloyal for continuing to stay when the team wants to pawn him off for a 2nd-round pick?

        Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”

    • ooder says:

      also his wife just gave birth.. pretty sure at this point his family life is a priority

      • Cal says:

        Then he should retire today. Professionals make sacrifices.

        • Luke says:

          No. He’s within his rights to do what he’s doing.

          Would you uproot just because work asked you to, only because it was more conveinent for them?

          • Cal says:

            If I had a chance to win a championship after years of floundering, yes. I wouldn’t hesitate. It’s called being a professional and it’s a part of the business.

          • Luke says:

            Do the Leafs have a serious chance at winning the Championship?

          • Mattyleg says:

            Being a professional doesn’t come into it.
            There is nothing professional or otherwise about leaving a team to go for a selfishly-motivated cup-run with another.

            —Hope Springs Eternal—

          • Cal says:

            @Luke- that isn’t the point. Pretty much every NHL player gets moved at some point or other. It’s the nature of the beast. Kipper should retire now if he no longer wants to play to win.

    • Jimmy9Toes says:

      Sorry guys, i have to disagree about Kipper not owing Calgary anything. If Calgary wouldn’t have traded for him years ago, he might have ended up a career backup or down in the minors and never made to where he is today. I liken this to the Sundin crap that year he refused to be a rental and help out the Leafs. Kipper is being selfish to not allow to be traded to help out the Flames. I know most of you will say, ” but his wife just had a baby.” Well he would be going to the Leafs and would be back home mid May at the latest once they are bounced from the playoffs. So being away for a month and a half isn’t that much time really.

      • Luke says:

        So, was Yashin being noble for holding out on the Sens?

        Heck he rebuilt their franchise when they finally traded him.
        “That Yashin, such a team guy!” they say in Ottawa…

      • Mattyleg says:

        Why does Kipper owe the Flames?
        He played nearly every game for 10 years because they had nobody else of any kind of quality on their team.
        The Flames leaned heavily on him, and he carried the team with Iggy.

        If whatever a player is considered to ‘owe’ to a team can be acquired by his absence, then he doesn’t really owe the team anything in the first place.

        —Hope Springs Eternal—

  30. D Mex says:

    CBC reports Scott Hannan moved from NSH to SJ. Don’t recall TSN coverage on this – did his name surface as a candidate to Habs (?)

    ALWAYS Habs –
    D Mex

  31. Wow, Hannan to SJ for a conditional 7th-rounder. I know he’s lost a couple of steps, but talk about cheap…

    Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”

  32. durocher says:

    Kopecky would be okay, but he has a couple more years on his contract.

    My sleeper Habs acquisition: Blake Comeau, who can fill in on the 3rd or 4th line, and played with Gorges in junior.

  33. Sportfan says:

    Heard a rumor about Kopecky anyone care to share?

  34. Timo says:

    “Price burns 2,336 calories in a game” – Boone gains 350 during the blog.

  35. HAB-PROFESSOR says:

    “He’s one of these guys that’s feared and respected, he’s tough as nails, he can play the game, he’s a great teammate, and he’s a pending unrestricted free agent,” San Jose president and general manager Doug Wilson said.

    “As a player and a teammate, teammates know he has their back and he’s just a tremendous heart-and-soul competitor.”

    the CLOWE effect would have just about guaranteed us the CUP….

    The N.A.G. (North American Grit) effect is the only path to success…

    • ebk says:

      two quick questions, so the Rangers are now almost guaranteed the Cup and how many Stanley Cups did San Jose bag with the Clowe Effect on their team since he has been in the NHL.

      • HAB-PROFESSOR says:

        are the Rangers or San Jose, clones of the Habs?
        its all about the ‘missing pieces of a puzzle’…

        the Clowe Effect in my opinion would have put us at an elite level by solidifying the ‘toughness with skill’ segment of the roster.

        don’t you remember the “shudders” when Prust went down… and not to mention Clowe battling in front of the net…

        The N.A.G. (North American Grit) effect is the only path to success…

  36. Thurston says:

    Habs make a move today:

    Renaud Lavoie ‏@RenLavoieRDS 3m
    John Sedgwick is now the director legal affairs with the Canadiens. Patrick Boivin is not working for the team anymore.

  37. Storman says:

    Time for a Drewskie or maybe a Brewskie

  38. Captain aHab says:

    TSN just added “a night with Natasha Staniszewski and Jennifer Hedger” to the Maple Leafs offer for Luongo. Two nights if the Maple Leafs go through 2 rounds.

    Me skull and crossbones arn’t the only thing I plan on raisin’ tonight.

  39. Saintpatrick33 says:

    Great now that idiot Milbury is on. TSN must be really desperate.

  40. slapshot777 says:

    Scott Hannah to the predators for a conditional pick

  41. Aerobiz says:

    So if the Lightening buyout Vinny’s contract making him a free agent, do you take a chance on him and offer him a 2 year-7m (Jagr money basically) to see how he does in the Flannel?

    “The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.”- Randy Pausch

  42. frontenac1 says:

    Price burns Calories during the game,Frontenac burns Cohibas and Rockets during the game.The Universe is in perfect harmony amigos.

  43. SnowManHabs85 says:

    So, only reason LA traded Drewiske is because Regehr wanted the number 44…. Interesting…. 😛

    Win is a win, but I hope we win.

  44. Loonie says:

    Lots of people want Pominville and/or Vanek.

    Question is, are you okay adding one of those guys and stocking up a division rival for as much as the next fifteen years?

    I’m not.

  45. DDO_Habs_Fan says:

    When is Gillis going to take whatever the Leafs offer and dump that Luongo contract? Give it up already…

    “You’re always, always, always looking to make your team better. Always.”- Marc Bergevin

  46. Ozmodiar says:

    New CBA – No trades allowed on trade deadline day.

  47. CalgaryHab says:

    It’s funny how so little trades have happened and so much time and analyst power devoted to cover the deadline, but I love the in depth hockey talk.

  48. Aerobiz says:

    Anyone think Leblanc, Weber and a 3rd could get us Yandel?

    How about the same offer for Pomminville?

    Really though, outside of possibly Moen (whom we would miss in the playoffs) that’s all I would be willing to sacrifice in a trade this year.

    “The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.”- Randy Pausch

  49. govenah says:

    Vanek, Plek, Ryder
    What line that would be.
    Make it so MB

  50. Stu Cowan says:

    Blog post just updated with latest news from morning skate in Philly: Drewiske will be in lineup tonight. Carey Price starts in goal. Blunden takes Armstrong’s spot in lineup with White a healthy scratch. Budaj will start Thursday against the Jets

  51. Mattyleg says:

    So I read that Kipper says that if he gets traded he’ll just retire.

    I don’t think that’s such a bad thing for him to do.
    He doesn’t owe the Flames anything.
    Why can’t he retire with the team he’s always been with?
    Why does he have to agree to be a pawn in their game and leave his family behind him?

    I have no problem with that.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

    • DDO_Habs_Fan says:

      Good for him…he’s earned the right to do what he wants…

      “You’re always, always, always looking to make your team better. Always.”- Marc Bergevin

    • Les-Habitants says:

      Yah, Kypreos put that out a while ago.
      Feaster gave the Leafs brass permission to negotiate with Kipper directly, so we’ll see what happens there I guess.

    • Bripro says:

      I don’t understand that perspective.
      He’s never won a cup. He has a chance to finish his career with a team entering the post-season, looking to go far. And even if he leaves his family behind, it would be for how long? Three months?
      Why wouldn’t any player want that? Besides, from what I’ve heard, the team has always been very good to him. This could be a case of giving back.

      • DDO_Habs_Fan says:

        Looking at your avatar I think you do understand that perspective…

        “You’re always, always, always looking to make your team better. Always.”- Marc Bergevin

      • Mattyleg says:

        I get what you’re saying.
        But who is giving back to who?
        Does Kipper owe the Flames for ‘good treatment’ or do the Flames owe Kipper for being one of the two decent players on the team for the past decade?

        I don’t think that Kipper is looking for a cup-run, to be honest.

        —Hope Springs Eternal—

      • Timo says:

        He just had a baby. I am sure his wife has something to do with that. I wouldn’t want to uproot my family and move to Tarana or anywhere for that reason with a newborn.

        He is not hurting for money and perhaps playing NHL was just a job for him – dont’ care so much for having a cup. I can totally understand that. Job’s a job.

      • Luke says:

        I think the ‘leaving the family’ thing is unfair to criticize him for.

        From what I understand (TSN radio the other day) his baby is a newborn. It was also a difficult pregnancy.

        Despite what we think and the way we flip them around like trading cards, they are real people with real lives and this is only their job.
        In fac, it probably speaks more about his character that chooses not to chase a cup because of his family.

        • Bripro says:

          I wasn’t criticizing, per se.
          If it is in fact family, then all the power to him. All I know is when I was a kid with aspirations of making the NHL (fell well short), the only objective was winning a Stanley Cup. The Holy Grail of hockey.
          He obviously has his reasons. I just would have thought that he’d still have those dreams. Every person’s priorities are different, I guess.

          • Luke says:

            He’s also Finnish.

            I feel that the Stanley Cup is more of a Canadian/North American thing. Playing & winning for your Country seems to be more important for the “International” players than winning a club league championship.
            So in hockey, Olympic Gold would be the dream…. the world Cup in Soccer instead of the Premiership. Etc…

            Just something I’ve thought about enough, with no real research, that I tend to believe my hunch.

            I mean, How much was a kid who grew up in Finland playing youth hockey 15-20 years ago exposed to the Cup and NHL hockey? Certainly wasn’t up watching games at 3AM!!

    • CalgaryHab says:

      The problem I have with it as that he’s already made the money from the contract so it’s easy for him to retire. The way I heard it was he was only going to make 1.5 this year but the cap hit was over 5.0 because of the top heavy contract.

    • Cal says:

      If I’m the coach he rides the pine until the last home game of the season. Good thing I’m not a coach, eh?
      He doesn’t want a shot at getting his name on a Cup. So, it’s a “just for the money” thing a la Malakhov.

      • Mattyleg says:

        Having a ‘run for the cup’ with a team full of strangers doesn’t sound like a good time for someone who has been with the same organization for so long.

        What sounds more mercenary, going to some random team to satisfy a personal urge to have your name on the cup no matter what, or staying with the same team?

        —Hope Springs Eternal—

  52. DDO_Habs_Fan says:

    Drewiske is the 4th new D-man Boullion has played with in a month…no wonder he got an extension…

    “You’re always, always, always looking to make your team better. Always.”- Marc Bergevin

  53. Max says:

    There’s really no need for these day long bore-fest trade deadline shows anymore.Most trades are finalized in the days leading up to the deadline.They should come on the air for an hour or two once the deadline ends, and sum up quickly what went on throughout the day.

  54. Timo says:

    So Armstrong is officially on IR now? Who’s in – White?

  55. Les-Habitants says:

    I’m guessing that Drewiske doesn’t get his visa sorted/arrive in time for tonight’s game so, with Beaulieu back in Hamilton, I’m guessing Weber is back in the lineup? I would normally say Kaberle, but I’m assuming that they are keeping Kaberle out so they can amnesty him in the off-season.

  56. kerrgte says:

    have beaujolais and biscuits – but there’s a bloody snow storm here in barrie, ont

    I was hoping for a miracle – the landing of a Vanek, a Pominville or someone equally as good for a 6th or 10th rounder.

    But no, there are no miracles today – only bloody snow.

    Next winter I’ll stay in florida for 3 months – not 2 .

    more beaujolais please – and leave the bottle

  57. slapshot777 says:

    Can’t be that big of a trade TSN hasn’t even put on the board.

  58. Saintpatrick33 says:

    Omg a trade finally…ah never-mind

  59. habsfan0 says:

    Bruins pick up Rob Flick.

    Was Bergevin asleep at the switch?

    • DDO_Habs_Fan says:

      Is this another hockey porn name joke?

      “You’re always, always, always looking to make your team better. Always.”- Marc Bergevin

    • Chuck says:

      Bruins are loadin’ up for the run.

      Being a Hab fan is like buying real estate: only over the long-haul will you appreciate the true value of your investment.

  60. Storman says:

    Went to go get lunch tried to PVR tradecenter and my PVR said NO

  61. DDO_Habs_Fan says:

    If you’re Philly, do you make a trade involving Couturier for Yandle?

    “You’re always, always, always looking to make your team better. Always.”- Marc Bergevin

    • Loonie says:

      Haha no.

      Can’t believe that’s out there.

      Giroux/Couturier is going to be a formidable one-two punch.

      Brayden Schenn – yes.

      • DDO_Habs_Fan says:

        What is out there is that Philly wants Yandle…if I was Phoenix, I would want Couturier or forget it.

        “You’re always, always, always looking to make your team better. Always.”- Marc Bergevin

  62. Loonie says:

    Price gets the start tonight.

    Probably just Therrien and Bergevin posturing with the intention of moving him.

  63. habsfan0 says:

    Was live trade blog cancelled due to no trades?

  64. D Mex says:

    Doug Wilson on the line with TSN :
    They’ve moved quality people and important they be treated with respect – sounds right. But keeping Gomez over Clowe – not so much …

    ALWAYS Habs –
    D Mex

    • Saintpatrick33 says:

      Honestly who would want Nomez in a trade though? He might as well ride into the sunset with his ill gotten millions after this season.

      • D Mex says:

        Fully agree.
        But with Clowe being moved anywhere, the Gomez signing essentially means that he has taken Clowe’s roster spot – at least for now …
        We’ll know what Wilson thinks of the Gomez signing in the off-season – SJ 2013 has got to be the end of the road, no ?

        ALWAYS Habs –
        D Mex

  65. Ghosts of the Forum says:

    Couple of questions:

    When was the last time we won a playoff series in less than 7 games? Feels like forever.

    Is Drewiske playing tonight?

  66. habfan53 says:

    For what it is worth
    TSN Power Rankings Overall P.K. 4th virtual tie with Letang
    Gallagher still top Rookie

    • jon514 says:

      TSN power rankings are a joke. Last 10 games seems to play absolutely no part in their calculations. How is Boston ranked higher than Montreal and Pittsburgh?

  67. CalgaryHab says:

    TSN reporting Halak is injured and gone for 3 weeks.

    Sure wished we still had him – lol.

  68. HardHabits says:

    In other news… TSN will be covering the following with real-time in-depth analysis:

    Curling: Trade deadline 2014
    Crickets: Waiting for the quiet to start
    Snore-fest: Morning Edition
    Pin Drops: Waiting for some-ting to happen
    Paint Dry: Using a blow dryer to speed things up

  69. steve29 says:

    I agree about doing away with icing,just let the goalies play the puck again and they can feed it back up ice. And If they want to speed up the game don’t allow teams to change on whistles, make them change on the fly except on pp’s still have 1 time out

  70. ont fan says:

    Pacioretty, Price, Subban and a 1st for Vinny. That would have been the deal of deals. Listening earlier on Sportsnet.

  71. John Q Public says:

    Sniper, Sniper, Vanek ?
    Won’t happen but I can Dream.

  72. govenah says:

    Was there ever a bigger trade than:
    Ulman, Henderson, Floyd Smith and Doug Barrie of the Red Wings
    for Mahavolich, Unger, Stemkowski and rights to Brewer from the Leafs?

    That one I remember as a kid and it was a sensation.

  73. Storman says:

    I am betting against a daytime special Emmy or Gemini for these broadcasts.

  74. steve29 says:

    So does anyone know what the result is on Armstrong

  75. Timo says:

    Hmm… according to TSN Kiprusoff does NOT have a NTC. I am confused.

    I guess he just told the flames that he won’t report to another team. But wouldn’t that be a breach of contract if he doesn’t have an NTC?

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