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Monday, January 2, 2012

Habs sign Gorges, Winter Classic pushed back, Concussions, Rumours and more

Morning Habs addicts!

It's all quiet on the Habs front with the Canadiens on a break until Wednesday. Montreal will be playing their first home game of the year, against the Jets, and will be hoping yet again to get back in the win column.

The big news, however, was that GM Pierre Gauthier broke from protocol and signed Josh Gorges to a six-year extension. Gauthier, known for refusing to negotiate contracts during the season, got this one right.

With an average cap hit of $3.9 million per season this contract is a slight overpay, but still good value.

In other news, the start time for the Cinter Classic has been pushed back to 3 PM today, due to weather. Speaking of the Classic, ESPN's Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun do a great preview of the game alongside Barry Melrose.

Is it me, or does he look more like the Dapper Don every day?

Habs News

HabsAddict.com - Press Release - Habs sign Josh Gorges to a 6-year extension

RDS - Un contrat à long terme

Le CH doit-il oublier les éliminatoires?

HabsWorld.net - HW Recap: Third period woes continue

Hockey News

TSN - BEYAK: 2011 WAS A YEAR TO REMEMBER FOR JETS FANS

MALKIN, STAMKOS, H. SEDIN NAMED TOP STARS OF DECEMBER

WINTER CLASSIC START TIME PUSHED BACK TO 3PM ET ON MONDAY

ESPN.com - The Universe is hard to figure out

THN.com - Dr. Boucher: How do concussions impact the body?

Spector's Hockey - NHL New Year’s Day Rumor Roundup – January 1, 2012

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America)

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