In the Oct. 1 edition of The Hockey News, the magazine ranks the top 20 NHLers by position and only three Canadiens made the list.
Carey Price was ranked as the No. 5 goaltender, Max Pacioretty was ranked as the No. 9 left-winger and P.K. Subban was ranked as the No. 12 defenceman.
Taking the No. 1 spots in the position-by-position rankings were the Kings’ Drew Doughty (defence), the Rangers’ Rick Nash (right wing), the Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin (centre), the Wild’s Zach Parise (left wing) and the Kings’ Jonathan Quick (goalie).
Other goalies ranked ahead of Price were the Rangers’ Henriq Lundqvist, the Predators’ Pekka Rinne and the Devils’ Martin Brodeur.
Meanwhile, the dispute over the legality of the NHL lockout in Quebec goes back before an administrative tribunal next month. Brenda Branswell reports that the Commission des relations du travail has called the NHL Players’ Association, the NHL and the Montreal Canadiens hockey club to a hearing on Oct. 15. Read more by clicking here.
In other lockout news, Dave Stubbs has a story on Erik Cole rehabbing a lingering injury. To read it, click here. There’s also a report that one missed paycheque during the lockout could cost New Jersey Devils star Ilya Kovalchuk $846,153.84. Read more on that by clicking here.
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