Posts Tagged ‘ p.k. subban ’


Dec 4th, 2010 | By

Why is Don Cherry’s fixated on P.K. Subban? When has a rookie NHL defenseman warranted this much air time on Hockey Night in Canada?
Cherry tonight went off on his fourth Subban rant of the season tonight on Coach’s Corner between periods of the Toronto/Boston game.
Hearing this, you have to ask yourself, “where does honest hockey criticism break off and take on something that goes beyong the game.” Certainly after things said by Mike Richards of the Flyers and some of the other stuff that’s followed Subban around this season thus far, there seems to be a concerted effort to “put him in his place”.


Dec 2nd, 2010 | By

After a rough night against the Oilers last night, P.K. Subban will be watching tonight’s game from the New Jersey press box. Yannick Weber will take a regular turn on defence, his natural position, for the first time since his re-call on November 17th. In the two games he played, Weber was used as a forward in even-strength situations.


Nov 22nd, 2010 | By

History tells us nothing physical is going to happen between Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban and Flyers Captain Mike Richards tonight in Philadelphia.

Richards started all of the talk in the dressing room following a 3-0 loss at the Bell Centre, blasting Subban’s on-ice demeanor for being “disrespectful”. Richards bluntly stated that “someone” is going to make Subban pay.


Nov 18th, 2010 | By

Tuesday night at the Bell Centre we got another taste of Broad Street hockey. With the Canadiens intimidating the Flyer with speed and skill, the Flyers sent headhunter Darroll Powe out. He hammered Josh Gorges with an elbow in the second period and then took Jeff Halpern right out of the game with a blindside hit. When it still didn’t work, they went to the verbal threats in the post game dressing room. Their captain Mike Richards went after P.K. Subban of all people. Richards, in an interview with The Team 990, complained that Subban didn’t give him any “respect”, a comment that might have raised the eyebrows of a few in the African-American community.

THE HABS WEEK (Nov.7-13/2010)

Nov 14th, 2010 | By

For the Montreal Canadiens it might have been a perfect week except…..Andrei Markov was hurt again, Dustin Brown was put on waivers and Ryan O’Byrne was traded.
The week started with a 2-0 shutdown of the Vancouver Canucks at the Bell Centre. Carey Price stopped all 35 shots, 20 of them in the third period. Markov and Hamrlik scored the goals. On Thursday in Boston another defensive masterpiece and a 3-1 win over the Bruins. Saturday night Carey Price kept the Canadiens in the game with 15 first period saves’

GAME #16 Canadiens-3 Boston-1 (Nov.11/2010)

Nov 11th, 2010 | By

The Canadiens scored two unanswered goals in the third period to beat the Bruins 3-1 in Boston Thursday night. The Canadiens seemed to come out of a number of slumps in the game. They scored 2 power play goals against the number one penalty killing team in the NHL. Scott Gomez scored his first goal in 13 games. Brian Gionta after a long drought scored game his second goal and third point in the last three games. And P.K. Subban finally scored for the first time in an NHL regular season game.

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

GAME #2 Canadiens-3 Pittsburgh-2 9/10/10

Oct 9th, 2010 | By

It was like there was a Game-8 in last spring’s Canadiens/Penguins playoff series. In a game that took on the aspects of a war at times, the Canadiens scored two goals in the span of 25 seconds late in the third period to beat the Penguins 3-2 in a game that featured all of the intensity of a Stanley Cup game. Michael Cammalleri was given credit for the tieing goal with 2:12 remaining and twenty-five seconds later Scott Gomez scored what turned out to be the game winner. Carey Price stopped 36 of 38 Pittsburgh shots.

LOOKING AHEAD-The Canadiens Roster Long-Term

Sep 6th, 2010 | By

Did you know the Canadiens have seven players with no-trade clauses in their contracts including Andrei Markov and Roman Hamrlik, both of whom will be unrestricted free agents at the end of this season? The trade restrictions on the two defensemen ends on February first, 2011, meaning the Canadiens can make a deal for them at the trade deadline if they wish. At the end of the coming season, Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier will have to deal with five unrestricted and eight restricted free agents. He will have just over twenty-five million dollars to sign thirteen players with defensemen Markov and Josh Gorges the top priorities.
And indication of the hockey world in the salary cap era, the Canadiens presently are committed to only four contracts two years from now, Gomez, Cammalleri, Gionta and Plekanec. And they are committed to only one contract, Plekanec, in the 2014-2015 season.


Jul 22nd, 2010 | By

The Canadiens are going to have to play their first fifteen games of the season or so without the services of defencman Andrei Markov. How the team adjusts to his absence may tell the story of the entire season.

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