Dave Stubbs

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Dave Stubbs
Hockey Inside/Out
Sports Columnist/Feature Writer, Montreal Gazette
• On Twitter: @Dave_Stubbs • Email: dstubbs@montrealgazette.com

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  • Comment on Habs sign White for one year; Big Mac lands in London (2013-07-13 14:11:50)
    Glad I can type "gap-toothed" at least a few more times on the Habs beat this season... and Ryan White gets his bowtie-tying lesson this year. We'll try to get video of that. Dave Stubbs
    Hockey Inside/Out
    Sports Columnist/Feature Writer, Montreal Gazette
    • On Twitter: @Dave_Stubbs • Email: dstubbs@montrealgazette.com
  • Comment on Habs sign White for one year; Big Mac lands in London (2013-07-13 06:38:36)
    At development camp, McCarron spoke about hearing the differences between college hockey – speed, drop your gloves and you're out, etc. – vs. OHL: the edge of that game, its physicality and more games to play. He said work on his skating is now more a matter of quickness, not so much improving the basics of it, and the idea of playing the gritty junior game was intriguing, to say the least. It seemed that day that he was leaning strongly toward the OHL; an automatic ticket to the Memorial Cup with the defending champion and tournament-host Knights is clearly a bonus. Dave Stubbs
    Hockey Inside/Out
    Sports Columnist/Feature Writer, Montreal Gazette
    • On Twitter: @Dave_Stubbs • Email: dstubbs@montrealgazette.com
  • Comment on Habs sign White for one year; Big Mac lands in London (2013-07-13 06:22:11)
    Wanted to do that one time ever. My life is complete! Dave Stubbs
    Hockey Inside/Out
    Sports Columnist/Feature Writer, Montreal Gazette
    • On Twitter: @Dave_Stubbs • Email: dstubbs@montrealgazette.com
  • Comment on Habs sign White for one year; Big Mac lands in London (2013-07-13 06:11:26)
    First! Dave Stubbs
    Hockey Inside/Out
    Sports Columnist/Feature Writer, Montreal Gazette
    • On Twitter: @Dave_Stubbs • Email: dstubbs@montrealgazette.com
  • Comment on How (and when) will the P.K. Subban Saga end? (2013-01-24 06:45:03)
    First?! Ouch! Dave Stubbs
    Hockey Inside/Out
    Sports Columnist/Feature Writer, Montreal Gazette
    • On Twitter: @Dave_Stubbs • Email: dstubbs@montrealgazette.com
  • Comment on Diaz gracious winner of very unofficial Swiss scoring award (2013-01-15 20:09:33)
    Hey, if you can't have a little fun, right? And after covering the lockout for 119 days, I was going to have a little fun. Dave Stubbs
    Hockey Inside/Out
    Sports Columnist/Feature Writer, Montreal Gazette
    • On Twitter: @Dave_Stubbs • Email: dstubbs@montrealgazette.com
  • Comment on Cole carves Hamrlik, not surprised by NHL’s rejection (2012-11-22 05:28:48)
    As someone who covers the team, players become "one of my faves" based on their availability after a loss as well as a win and the honesty with which they speak after either. Josh Gorges is one of those guys. Erik Cole is one of those players as well. When he played here, I very much enjoyed Roman Hamrlik for the same reasons. I have nothing emotionally invested in this story or wish to bury one guy at the expense of another. This is Hamrlik, a long-time NHL veteran, speaking on a topical issue and of Cole, another long-time vet, responding to his comments. Dave Stubbs
    Hockey Inside/Out
    Sports Columnist/Feature Writer, Montreal Gazette
    • On Twitter: @Dave_Stubbs • Email: dstubbs@montrealgazette.com
  • Comment on Cole carves Hamrlik, not surprised by NHL’s rejection (2012-11-21 23:09:28)
    No doubt Hamrlik will be pursued Thursday in the Czech Republic; when this story was in production, it was after 2 am overseas, too late to find him. Dave Stubbs
    Hockey Inside/Out
    Sports Columnist/Feature Writer, Montreal Gazette
    • On Twitter: @Dave_Stubbs • Email: dstubbs@montrealgazette.com
  • Comment on Cole carves Hamrlik, not surprised by NHL’s rejection (2012-11-21 22:31:41)
    My guess: Hamrlik knew he was speaking to Gorges as the Canadiens' NHLPA rep, expecting his views might be disseminated. Gorges, newly elected to the post this fall, wisely leans a great deal on team veterans who have labour experience before him, especially Cole, currently the Habs' alternate PA rep. They might have spoken about the Hamrlik remarks as they relate to the PA. I know Josh Gorges well; he's not the kind of guy who'd violate a trust if Hamrlik had told him the conversation was to be private. And lest I be viewed as partial in all of this: I wrote a great deal about Roman Hamrlik when he played for the Canadiens; I like the guy a lot. I think Roman Hamrlik sees what might be his final NHL season slowly slipping down the drain and he's angry about that. I see Erik Cole as a guy who believes the lockout is bigger than any one player, the sacrifices made being for the good of the players still to come. With careers short and a lot of money at stake, tempers will be short and opinions will be divergent. That's what the story above illustrates to me. Dave Stubbs
    Hockey Inside/Out
    Sports Columnist/Feature Writer, Montreal Gazette
    • On Twitter: @Dave_Stubbs • Email: dstubbs@montrealgazette.com
  • Comment on Multimedia: Pacioretty open to Swiss return should NHL season die (2012-11-12 22:16:16)
    Wonderful story, yes. And I won't admit that the story "should" be first out of a Montreal media source. Brenda was in touch with the Canadiens from early this morning and it was the luck of the draw when she'd get a phone call from Danny Geoffrion (it came around 5 pm ET), who was in transit from Boston to Nashville. If Danny had called Brenda before he called Scott, her story would be online first. This isn't a scoop, by the way. It's a fantastic human-interest story that deserves wide coverage. Josh Cooper of The Tennessean in Nashville wrote it before Scott; Josh and I spoke on the phone this morning while I drove to Candiac to cover practice, as he and I had spoken Sunday as well. The Geoffrions are a huge name in Nashville and Blake plays in Hamilton. Reporters in those cities have contacts. And so you know: my friend Andie Bennett of CBC Daybreak in Montreal had Danny Geoffrion on the air Monday morning before anyone, so props to Andie. Dave Stubbs
    Hockey Inside/Out
    Sports Columnist/Feature Writer, Montreal Gazette
    • On Twitter: @Dave_Stubbs • Email: dstubbs@montrealgazette.com