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


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  2. jedimyrmidon says:

    Wow, Ryan Clowe with a 1G and 2A in the first period against the Pens.

  3. Saintpatrick33 says:

    I fell asleep did anything happen

  4. steve29 says:

    Just seen Bergevin on rds looks like he had a rough week

  5. La Duke 16 says:

    I need clarity on one thing – where did Kaberle go and what did we get for him??

    • mrhabby says:

      the team put him on waivers and was never claimed by any team. We can ship him to Hamilton , play him or sit him. Likely never to play in a habs jersey again . He will be bought out in the summer i guess.

  6. jedimyrmidon says:

    @markhmasters: Ryan O’Byrne brings 19 games of NHL playoff experience to a young Leafs roster; also part of Hamilton’s ’07 Calder Cup

    That’s valuable… I guess?

    Sort of like ‘advertising’ that Reimer has his ECHL playoff experience.

    I’d think the NHL is a whole different story.

    • HFX-HabFan says:

      Let’s also recall that most of those games came as a 6th D in the 2010 playoff run, when Martin sat him for most of the third period and he averaged 10 minutes a game

  7. twilighthours says:

    New thread

  8. frontenac1 says:

    Hey Amigos. Do we have any Enforcers on the farm ?

    • DDO_Habs_Fan says:

      Stortini…Hagel fights a lot too but a middleweight.

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

  9. PeterD says:

    Very disappointed Habs didn’t add a forward with scoring, grit and size.
    This team is looking good do far, but with the length of concussion absence of Bourque it is unclear if he will return in same form as when he went down injured.
    Considering how the conference rivals have retooled I think we will need more depth on our top 9 forwards we should have added at the deadline to shore up for a long playoff run…
    Now I’m thinking we will be hard pressed to go two rounds if that far this year.
    But the future looks good provided we get some prodpect beyond current non-roster players that can score frequently.
    Hamilton is very slim with forward scoring prospects.

  10. twilighthours says:

    Torres? Really? I’d actually be OK with it but a lot of you folks wouldn’t, would you? Lots of people on here have vilified him over the years.

    It sounds like a deal was there to be done for this guy. It seems reasonable that Bergevin could have upped the anti on the 3rd rounder that SJ gave up. Maybe MB balked at the extra year/salary that he carries with him.

    Other than Torres, no one that we needed or had a realistic shot at getting (maybe one of those CBJ forwards) got dealt. Certainly not the tough or PP-guy defencemen that we had in mind.

    So I guess there wasn’t much that slipped by Bergevin.

    • Colby Armstrong had a rep for being just as dirty as Torres — only faster and without the skill. He’s toned it down in Mtl, and I’m sure Torres could have contributed grit too without crossing the line. I’d have loved to see him or Ott in Montreal, but Bergevin seems to know what he’s doing.

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

  11. Storman says:

    Man Luongo is a giving a good presser, stand up guy straight answers

  12. Strummer says:

    Listening to the Luongo presser-
    they asked him why he can’t get a trade done
    he replies “My contract sucks”
    “It’s just an opinion – I could be wrong”

    • habsfan0 says:

      It will be even tougher next year,when cap goes down,to move his contract.

    • HabinBurlington says:

      He doesn’t sound very happy, can’t see this helping the Canucks down the stretch. Gillis will be fired this summer, when he approaches ownership to buyout the contract he gave him.

    • DDO_Habs_Fan says:

      He knows the score…unlike his stubborn GM…

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

    • Habilis says:

      You gotta feel for the guy. It’s really not his fault that they offered him that contract. He really has been a good soldier through this whole mess.

      DDO is bang on though, Lou is suffering because his GM is a stubborn idiot.

  13. habsfor25 says:

    According to Pierre Lebrun, the habs made an offer for Torres but as we all know he went to the sharks

  14. Thurston says:

    One of newest Leaf Ryan O’Byrne’s career highlights. Enjoy!

  15. Gerry H says:

    Ha! Redden and Chara team mates again! And Chiarelli is the manager!

    Can I get a do-over?

  16. wild flower says:

    As a Habs fan, I like what Boston and Pittsburg did during the last few weeks. I think it marks the beginning of the end of their dominance. Actually, neither of them have really dominated the Habs even during our period of weakness.

  17. habsfan0 says:

    O’Byrne and Komisarek will make a formidable duo on Leafs blueline.

  18. DDO_Habs_Fan says:

    Luongo must be fed up with his arrogant and stubborn GM…

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

  19. frontenac1 says:

    Bruins get “I like to sniff white stuff”Redden?

  20. Bripro says:

    So what do the Blues get for Redden?

  21. bwoar says:

    I sure am glad MB didn’t listen to the “Trade Gionta” crowd. Because that crowd is utterly, totally wrong.


  22. Jan_pronounced_Yan says:

    People, we did the right thing today.

    Before this season started, none of us expected us to be close to where we are.

    The biggest reason we are doing so well is the chemistry of the team and the change in philosophy.

    Once we get Bourque and Diaz back, we will be fine. Kristo could be a nice surprise call-up as well. Drewiske is a good depth move.

    We held on to all of our picks. We can now move up in the draft or let Timmins pick 6 times in the first 90 selections.

    I’m good with that. Whatever we do in the playoffs is gravy.

  23. Skeptical says:

    MB is not stupid. He knows we’re not winning the cup this year why give up our future. Smart Man. Good job MB.

  24. Strummer says:

    Redden to Bruins- Chiarelli had him in Ottawa

    “It’s just an opinion – I could be wrong”

  25. Bripro says:

    Lombardi to the Ducks!

  26. habs-fan-84 says:


    so Kristo signs eh…why am I not surprised.

  27. habsfan0 says:

    Redden to bruins.

  28. HabinBurlington says:

    Wade Redden to the Bruins!

  29. Body_of_Price_Repels_You says:

    An interesting thought on Kristo here. He signed a two-year deal, does he burn one this year? This means he’s an RFA at the end of next season so may need to be re-signed without rookie contract restrictions.

    Interesting bargaining tactic if that is indeed the case.

  30. frontenac1 says:

    The Laffs got The Purse Snatcher!!!!!

  31. Thurston says:

    It appears Wade Redden has been traded to Boston for a draft pick. Looks like trade deadline day was beneficial to the Habs after all!

  32. habinkam says:

    cant wait to see kristo on leblanc wing again kids are scary together

  33. habsfan0 says:

    O’byrne to Toronto.

    How soon before he fires it into his own net?

  34. RetroMikey says:

    Bergevin did not do the right thing by staying put today.
    I still think we needed another 2 big gritty forwards to make a run in the Cup this year.
    We got a good DMan who adds grit and physical play but what worries me is that we should have traded Weber, Gionta, and even a draft pick or two to make a run this year. Now or never I say.
    Boston and Pittsburgh made some noise.
    To me, it appears Bergevin is building the future for this club, year 1 of a 5 year plan to bring a Cup to Montreal.
    We heard this before when Bobby Gainey was at the helm as GM.
    Sometime you got to gamble and Bergevin should have one this today.
    We were too cautious with Gainey and I don’t want to see this with Bergevin.
    Just imagine, 5 years from now and still no Cup in Montreal.
    Who is the failure then?
    The fans who pay the big bucks in Montreal or Bergevin?
    Only time will tell.
    Montreal better be prepared physically in the playoffs where the bigger and more physical players survive!

    “We will win the Cup one day only with ? in the nets “

    • Thurston says:

      What if teams didn’t want Gionta or Weber or weren’t willing to give what Bergevin was asking for (assuming either were even offered around the NHL)?

    • Loonie says:

      There’s something really stupid about saying the team should trade its captain for a Cup run this year.

    • DDO_Habs_Fan says:

      If Bourque and Diaz come back healthy, he did not have to do anything. If they don’t come back, they will have problems…especially on D.

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

    • wild flower says:

      Gionta – the Captain of the team tossed off the ship would get us closer to a cup this year?

      Who wants Weber and who are the two gritty forwards?

    • Sean Bonjovi says:


      I’ll bet you had the “Bergevin did not do the right thing by _______ today.” part written days ago.

    • OMG mikey, I haven’t seen you all season, where ya been?

      Shane Oliver
      Twitter @Sholi2000
      Custom Sports Figures

    • twilighthours says:

      Welcome back, Retro. Your doom-and-gloom outlook has been missed.

    • KenD29 says:

      Agree with you on not picking up some grit.

      All About Work Ethic

    • habs-fan-84 says:

      Trade your captain weeks before the playoffs?

    • jedimyrmidon says:

      “Sometime you got to gamble and Bergevin should have one this today”
      “We were too cautious with Gainey and I don’t want to see this with Bergevin.”

      The mentality that you wish Bergevin had is EXACTLY the one that got the Habs onto its mess last year. They were giving away 2nd round picks like candy for rentals that did contribute, but obviously did not push the club over the edge to a Stanley Cup.

      They went on a free agency spending binge and wound up with Gomez and lost McDonagh.

      Bergevin has the right approach: bring up the team’s core through drafting and development (giving credit to the past GMs who have left the team with Price, Subban, Pacs, Eller, etc.), and then perhaps acquire pieces when things are settled.

    • mrhabby says:

      We really have no idea what transpires behind close doors..

    • Cardiac says:

      I’m going to echo everyone else’s reply and ask:

      1) Trade our captain before a Cup run… really?

      2) If Weber is such good trade bait for other teams, why would we trade him in the first pace. Is Another GM going to look at a pile of crap and see a diamond? Unlikely…

      3) OK armchair GM, what “gritty” players were available and what were you realistically ready to get rid of (i.e. Clowe for Weber is not realistic).

      “There’s genius everywhere, but until they turn pro, it’s like popcorn in the pan. Some pop… some don’t.”
      – Jerry Maguire

    • JUST ME says:

      You just do not see the big picture . Blinded by a possible cup you are willing to give up the few worth while assets we have for the now or never. Chances are that if MB followed your way it would be never. Trading the captain of a team a few weeks before the playoffs to get a pea brain that will bring you gritt and break the actual chemistry within the team is a brilliant move !

      The cup may be within reach but was not to be ours this year and instead we are aiming to built a strong team a strong farm team and a better future with talented youngsters. Still we may win the cup but i suppose you predicted the Habs would do so good right ? I tought so…

  35. DDO_Habs_Fan says:

    Leafs battening down the hatches around Reimer…good luck with that…

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

    • Kooch7800 says:

      The leafs could be dangerous in the playoffs. They have a winning record against us this year

      “Keep your stick on the Ice”

      • DDO_Habs_Fan says:

        True but it does not fix Reimer’s glove hand…looks like they might get an easy 1st round opponent if they finish 6th.

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

  36. Seps says:

    Looking at the standings, the last place I’d want to finish is first, could be facing a hot washington team or a new-look ranger team…

  37. Habilis says:

    Kristo signed.

  38. HabinBurlington says:

    Kristo signed is way way way better than getting Torres! Good day for the Habs afterall!

  39. Storman says:

    Hamilton should be fun to watch to end the season with Hudon, Vail, Kristo and Collberg

  40. HardHabits says:

    Kristo signs. So Loonie was I right or what? 😀

  41. Thurston says:

    Marc Bergevin to address media around 4 p.m., the team states.

  42. KenD29 says:

    Would have liked to see Bergevin add some grit to the team to help Prust against the Bruins and Leafs.

    Work Ethic

  43. Maksimir says:

    What’s all the interest in Kristo? Seems like another small forward with a little offensive upside?

    • twilighthours says:

      Tied for 2nd in NCAA scoring. Wouldn’t call that little offensive upside.

      • Kooch7800 says:

        key term being in the NCAA. NHL is a big difference

        “Keep your stick on the Ice”

        • twilighthours says:

          I hadn’t realized that the NHL is a better league than the NCAA.

          Before a player reaches the NHL, what is the benchmark for him being a good scorer?

        • jedimyrmidon says:

          So, uh, what do you expect out of a PROSPECT then? What constitutes a prospect that should have more than a little offensive upside? Leading the league in which he’s developing (or being in 2nd) is a very good start.

        • Kooch7800 says:

          Just pointing out the fact he is a prospect and that is all. Numbers in any league don’t mean much until they hit pro.

          I would let him develop and it seems that is what MB is doing by sending him to the dogs

          “Keep your stick on the Ice”

          • twilighthours says:

            You didn’t elucidate your thoughts very well. That’s why we jumped on you.

            Of course let him develop. But everything we’ve seen and heard points to good offensive potential.

          • wild flower says:

            the nice thing about Kristo is that he is not a young kid.

        • wild flower says:

          By the same logic, who would want Nathan Mackinnon?

    • The Jackal says:

      5’11, 188 lbs. Not exactly small either. That’s as “small” as Sid.

    • Jan_pronounced_Yan says:

      Instantly the fastest skater on our team if he plays with the Habs.

      Great hands. Able to make creative plays at high speed. Good vision and passing ability.

      Also a two-way player who has played PK throughout college.

      I see him playing a couple of games in Hamilton, maybe with LeBlanc (they played together when they were younger) to get Louis’ confidence up, and then a call-up to the Habs to play with Eller and Galchenyuk.


      • Mr. Biter says:

        I don’t know if Kristo will play for the Habs this year not because of a lack of talent but is 5 or 6 games worth a whole year of a 2 year contract. Unless he really burns it up in his few games with the Habs and they plan to use him in the playoffs.

        Mr. Biter
        No Guts No Glory

    • High talented pick who was awesome for ND and I believe voted player of the year.

      Shane Oliver
      Twitter @Sholi2000
      Custom Sports Figures

  44. Maksimir says:

    Ryan O’Byrne to the Leafs… will he join Komosarek with the Marlies?

  45. Bripro says:

    O’Byrne to the Leafs for a 4th round.
    And Kommie is nowhere to be seen.

    • Strummer says:

      But the Leafs already have a Komisarek.

      “It’s just an opinion – I could be wrong”

  46. 24moreCups says:

    Ryan O’Bryne to the Leafs???

  47. habs12 says:

    Leafs land O’Byrne for 4th round pick.

  48. DDO_Habs_Fan says:

    Leafs get O’Byrne for a 4th

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

    • Thurston says:

      Excellent. I look forward to him scoring on his own net. (Old jokes die hard.)

    • habs11s says:

      There are a lot more purses in TOR I guess..


      “How would you like a job where when you made a mistake, a big red light goes on and 18,000 people boo?” -Jacques Plante

  49. mdp2011 says:

    Canadiens Montréal ‏@CanadiensMTL 1m Canadiens sign forward Danny Kristo to a 2-year contract. He will report to the Hamilton Bulldogs. DETAILS ->

  50. Stevie.Ray says:

    Habs made offer to PHX for Torres.

    O’Byrne to Leafs

  51. Thurston says:

    Bergevin does get Danny Kristo inked to a two-year contract, per the team’s Twitter account.

  52. frontenac1 says:

    I miss Burkie on days like this.

  53. Loonie says:

    Wow. This day is gonna stink for me in the future if Kristo doesn’t sign with the Habs and this team doesn’t go on a DEEP playoff run.

    You can’t count on your development plan going as expected and when you’re in a position to win you have to fill the holes on your roster. The trades today proved the market for the players who address our weaknesses were available at reasonable costs.

    Not impressed today. Not because there wasn’t a deal, but because it appears that Bergevin either couldn’t find the guys he wanted or wasn’t willing to pay for them.

    Hopefully not a sign of things to come.

    As I post this Kristo signs.


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