Former Canadien Chris (Knuckles) Nilan is back as a guest on this week’s HI/O Show, joining columnist Jack Todd and sports editor/host Stu Cowan.
Nilan, who celebrated his 56th birthday on Tuesday, got a surprise when he was presented with a special Montreal gift: a smoked-meat sandwich.
Among the topics discussed are Team Canada’s decision to start Carey Price in goal for Game 1 at the Olympics and the fact P.K. Subban looks like he will be a healthy scratch against Norway on Thursday.
The panel also answers a number of questions from the HI/O community — including whether the Canadiens should trade one of their young defenceman for a forward who can score — and gives Canadiens coach Michel Therrien a grade on his performance behind the bench so far this season.
Nilan also reveals who he’d like to see in goal for Team Canada — and it’s not Price or Roberto Luongo.
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