Welcome to Montreal, Brent Sopel

Canadiens defenceman Brent Sopel, acquired by trade Thursday from the Atlanta Thrashers, has fun during his first scrum with the Montreal media. The dozen or so media members made up a group of 10 or 11 more than he was used to seeing in Atlanta.

Off camera, Sopel said it’s nice to be back in Canada “where you can get Smarties.” Fans – and the media – are going to like this guy, a lot.



  1. Danno says:

    Hey Brent, when you eat your smarties do you eat the red ones last?


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  2. CanadienBoy says:

    La rumeur du jour AK +Kristo for J P Domont and B Geoffrion on RDS blogs

  3. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    Hey, you can get Smarties in Western New York.

  4. HNS says:

    Must be awesome to be wearing the Jersey, playing in front of the Mecca of hockey. Psyched for him. Definitely one of the missing pieces needed to make this team whole. Bon Chance tonight boys!!

  5. CanadienBoy says:

    He is frostbite all right ,just don,t know about Dumont make 800000 more than AK ,17pts to AK 31 but use to be way better

  6. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    Probably no substance to rumors as usual, but I would like to move Kristo in any trade of substance that we do. He might be a great player someday who knows, but he’s already looking like trouble.

  7. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    Dumont is only under contract for one more year at 4 mil cap hit, but I would like to think those two would fetch more, maybe a draft pick in addition to what you stated.

  8. Mr. Biter says:

    Posted a couple days ago that we needed to win the next 3 games vs. lower teams and it is the coach’s job to make sure the players don’t take anyone lightly. Well 1 down (bad) 2 to go. If we din’t win both games espically if the team is flat then JM’s time has come. I have defended him for 11/2 years but 2 more losses to teams with worse records the axe should fall.

  9. Bill says:

    He’s big, he’s bald, heLs STARTING … 

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