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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Canadiens/Blackhawks Post-Game, Language, Sweden Cheating and More

Corey Crawford - Montreal Canadiens v Chicago Blackhawks
Good morning Habs fans!  Do you have Chelsea Dagger in your heads this morning?
I don't.

But, then again, I stopped watching after the third Hawks goal.

Unprofessional for someone who writes about the Habs on a daily basis? A little bit, for sure.

Even writers get tired of losing and lackluster performances.

At least there is still reason to hope for the future. Not the imeediate future. No one really expects the Canadiens to string together a long series of wins.

Rather, hope for the mid and long-term. With three Canadiens' prospects — Michael Bournival, Nathan Beaulieu and Brendan Gallagher — on Team Canada's WJC squad as well as Jarred Tinordi representing the United States and Daniel Pribyl suiting up for the Czech Republic, the Christmas tournament should be especially interesting for the Habs faithful.

Speaking of which, Michael Bournival signed an ELC with Montreal yesterday.

Discussion

HW/HA Forum - GDT | Montreal at Chicago | December 21, 2011 | 1930 EST

Habs News

HabsAddict.com - Le CH et la peur

Louis' Note: Above is my take on the language issue. In French. That is my shameless plug for today.

HabsWorld.net - Is There A Doctor in the House?

HabsWorld.net - Habs sign Michael Bournival to a three-year contract

Eyes on the Prize - Cunneyworth still in search of a W as Blackhawks crush Habs

Hockey Inside / Out - About last night...

RDS - Pierre Gauthier est cuit

Hockey News

ESPN - Flyers coast as Claude Giroux nets four points in return

Louis' Note: Between Pronger's injury, Giroux's return, a last second goal by the Rangers last week and Steve Ott shoving Peter Laviolette, it is not like the crew at HBO are having a hard time generating stories for 24/7.

Sports Illustrated - A simple way to curb concussions

TSN - Forsberg denies Sweden threw game at 2006 Olympics

Louis' Note: Sure Peter, I believe you. It's not like your coach came out publicly and suggested it would be best you threw the game. Swedish coach Bengt-Ake Gustafsson said something along the lines of "We are going to go out and play and whatever happens happens, but neither one of us will waste energy."

TSN - Fraser: Knocking the net off and sunbelt hockey


(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America)

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