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Nov 10th, 2010 | By

Notes before the first Canadiens/Bruins game of the season.
—–Centre Dustin Boyd has cleared waivers but remains with the Canadiens. Unless the Canadiens were trying to send a message with the risk of a waiver claim, it’s hard to understand exactly what the purpose of the exercise was.
On the depth chart Ryan O’Byrne remains at the bottom. He has not played in twelve games and, with Alexandre Picard ahead of him, chances of an appearance in the lineup in the near future are slim. He won’t go on waivers because a raw 6’5” 220 pound defenceman, unlike Boyd, is likely to be claimed. Look for an eventual trade.


Nov 8th, 2010 | By

The Canadiens placed forward Dustin Boyd on waivers today. The rest of the league has 24 hours to place a claim. If he clears, which is likely, he’ll be headed for the Hamilton Bulldogs tomorrow.
Boyd was a healthy scratch five straight times before returning to the lineup for the last three games. Boyd failed to score a point after a goal in the opening game of the season against Toronto. In Saturday’s game against Ottawa Boyd logged six minutes and nine shifts, most of the minutes with Maxim Lapierre and Tom Pyatt.

SPACEK – A 5.5 Million Dollar “Healthy Scratch”?

Nov 1st, 2010 | By

Eleven games into the season the watch-word remains “patience”. It’s an asset that Jacques Martin has in abundance. But, there are limits and, while he hasn’t reached the end of his rope with Scott Gomez and his line, he has run out of it at least temporarily, with defenceman Jaroslav Spacek.

If we are to go by today’s practice, and it generally is an excellent measurement, Spacek will take residency in the Columbus press box tomorrow night


Oct 18th, 2010 | By

The three Canadiens games in four nights produced two wins and one overtime loss, five of a possible six points. Untimely penalties hurt the Canadiens vs.Tampa Bay Wednesday. Carey Price faced 47 shots. Friday in Buffalo, the Canadiens halved the opposition shots on goal, got both goals from the defence (Picard & Gorges) and shut down the Sabres in the third period for a 2-1 victory. Saturday night they fell behind 3-1 against Ottawa and came back thanks to the Plekanec line. Ottawa was limited to 2 shots in the third period.

GAME #1 Toronto-3 Montreal-2 October 7/10

Oct 7th, 2010 | By

The Toronto Maple Leafs opened their season with a narrow 3-2 win over the Canadiens at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto Thursday night. Clarke MacArthur scored early in the third period to give Toronto a 3-1 lead in a game in which the Canadiens never led. Seconds later Jeff Halpern scored to make it 3-2 but the Canadiens were unable to get the equalizer on Toronto goaltender, and game first star Jean-Sebastien Giguere. Canadiens outshot the Leafs 28-24 in the game. The other Canadiens goal was scored by Dustin Boyd. Also scoring for Toronto were Tim Brent and Phil Kessel.

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