This week’s HIO section stories

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Here are the stories from this week’s Hockey Inside/Out Section published in Thursday’s Gazette:

Nothing can tarnish the Stanley Cup, by Dave Stubbs;

Galchenyuk on a roll heading into world junior tournament, by Pat Hickey;

Galchenyuk’s dad played for Soviets at 1987 world junior tourney, by Pat Hickey;

Forum seat sells for $1,225 to aid The Gazette Christmas Fund, by Stu Cowan;

Drouin goes from midget Lions to Team Canada in one year, by Brenda Branswell;

Montreal’s Matteau will suit up for Team USA at world juniors, by Pat Hickey;

NHL pucks sitting on ice during lockout, by Brenda Branswell;

Gary Bettman given lump of coal by Canadians, by Postmedia News;

NHL record book a victim of lockout, by Postmedia News.

(Photo by John Kenney/The Gazette)

33 Comments

  1. commandant says:

    http://unitedstatesofhockey.com/2012/12/20/usa-vs-sweden-recap-who-stood-out-who-didnt-and-what-we-learned/

    “Alex Galchenyuk — F — It took him a while to get going, but as the game went on Galchenyuk was a continual threat. He made some beautiful moves to beat the D and was able to find time and space in the offensive zone. He has good wheels and the hands are just ridiculous. The U.S. has so often lacked a player of his ability. He could have a huge, huge tournament.”

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  2. Habilis says:

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=412012

    Galchenyuk staying for the entire WJHC, no matter what. Didn’t MB say the exact opposite a week ago? Or did I dream that?

  3. Propwash says:

    NHL just axed more games until January 14th.

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  4. Timo says:

    So that team Canada are a bunch of useless bums, eh?

  5. Ghosts of the Forum says:

    So the big superstar centre we’ve been searching for all these years is better on the wing? Ah well. Least he’s scoring :)

  6. jols101 says:

    Twisted Sister just getting big in Finland now…

  7. jols101 says:

    Galchenyuk hasn’t hit the score sheet yet but wow the magic is definitely there.

    2-2 after the second period

    Sucks when the USA take a penalty cause Gally isn’t getting any PK time but he is on every PP and looking good full strength…

  8. HabInToronto says:

    My Goodness this Galchenyuk kid looks like the real deal. Collberg impressed me aswell

  9. HardHabits says:

    Look people. If I didn’t like Cal so much I wouldn’t rib him so. I will confess that I would like to see him raise his standards, that’s all. Crap is crap regardless of how many people tell him his work is awesome. No point in being complacent and putting in a half-arse effort. All that’s required is some line shuffling and Tweaking™. This is a Habs dedicated site after all. It’s important to project an image of first classedness to the world at large. Something that’s been sorely lacking since the departure of Boone and the penchant for people trying to do what I do best, meaning spoof song lyrics. The bad parodies wouldn’t bother me so much if it wasn’t already part of my shtick. Next thing you know Cal is going to be a Tanker™.

    • Cal says:

      Tank? Moi? Never! C’mon, HH. Let us all see a demonstration of your world class parodiness. OR is this all just empty words on a site bereft of real Habs news?

      http://calsnhllockout2012songparodies.weebly.com/

      • HardHabits says:

        Spendin’ the Crowds

        Both sides are rich
        They’re two of a pair
        One side all standing their ground,
        The other don’t care.
        Just screwing the crowds.

        Ignorant bliss
        The fans don’t approve
        One side keeps skating around,
        The other wont move
        Where are the crowds?
        There are no crowds

        The league wont stop locking their doors,
        Annually screwing the ones who just want to see scores,
        Acting with contempt once again and an arrogant air,
        There’s no more spines,
        No heart beat is there.

        The league is a farce
        Bettman and Fehr
        They thought that we’d want what they want
        So just buy more beer
        But where are the crowds?
        Quick, don’t lose the crowds
        Don’t bother, they’re scared

        Life is a bitch
        This much is clear
        They’re wasting their time it’s too late
        No one will cheer
        And where are the crowds?
        There ought to be crowds
        Well, maybe next year.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5os4NFeKFFs

        • Cal says:

          You know, HH, I just can’t resist making an ass of myself. ;)

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE3dLzIYKs8
          Well ain’t this just rich?
          We’re such an odd pair
          One side just holding its frowns
          The other won’t scare.
          Just playing with sounds.
          Lingering bliss
          HIO won’t approve
          One who keeps skewing all songs,
          The other won’t groove
          Where are the throngs?
          There are no throngs
          The teams won’t stop locking their doors,
          Totally screwing the ones who just want to see scores,
          Acting with contempt once again and with arrogant air,
          Owners without spines,
          No common sense there.
          This league is a farce
          Bettman and Fehr
          They thought that we’d want what they want
          And just buy more beer
          But where are the thongs?
          Quick, don’t lose the thongs
          Don’t bother, they’re bared
          Life is a bitch
          This much is clear
          They’ve wasted the time; it’s too late
          That hour is here
          But, where are the crowds?
          There ought to be crowds
          Well, maybe next year.

    • HabinBurlington says:

      I can only imagine what a lost season to lockout will do to the Tank Brigade, I empathisize with you and your men HH.

      • GrimJim says:

        It’s the best and the worst of times for the Tank Brigade.
        Mtl hasn’t won a game since last season ended but the team is still tied for first place…

  10. commandant says:

    Collberg looks good.

    Galchenyuk is WOW

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  11. shiram says:

    Reading Collberg’s doing good against the Americans.

  12. Mustang says:

    Nice to see some hockey stories in the Gazette about subjects other than the rediculous lockout.

    With the Toronto “Argonuts” coming in 3rd on the “nice” list, one has to assume that most of people contacted for this poll live in Southern Ontario. :P

  13. commandant says:

    USA going with 11 forwards for the game against Sweden.

    Galchenyuk double shifting. LW on the first line and Center on the fourth line.

    Housley doesn’t seem to know where he wants to play him.

    Looking at the USA lineup, their LW is much weaker than C, so that might be why they want a player with versatility to move to LW, but weird they can’t make up their minds.

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  14. B says:

    I recently read that there are 10 types of people, those who understand binary and those who don’t.

    –Go Habs Go!–


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