Friday, February 3, 2012

Morning Notes, Habs/Devils, Gagner's Night and More

David Clarkson - Montreal Canadiens v New Jersey Devils
Morning puck addicts.

So, last night I played a bit of ball hockey.

We got a lead too.

And, lo and behold, we even held on to our lead, eventually winning the game.

Shocking concept, I know.

As I am sure you have all seen or heard by now, the Canadiens gave up a three goal lead versus the Devils, falling to the score of 5-3.

David Clarkson led his team's charge with two goals and a helper.

With the loss, the Habs have become more firmly entrenched in the league's basement, currently sitting in 26th spot overall. The Devils, on the other hand, are now only three points removed from fifth place in the East.

Still, there are a couple of positives that come with this kind of dismal season.

The first obvious benefit is a weak standing will garner a more favorable draft pick. Finish in the bottom five, and the Canadiens could even win the first overall pick in the draft lottery.

Beyond that, however, is the fact that such a dismal campaign will likely prompt Geoff Molson into making serious changes to his management team.

It is easy to stay the course when you finish in the middle of the pack. But being the butt of the league will no doubt light a fire under Geoff Molson

Editorial note

As many of you may be aware, HA Editor Kamal Panesar is currently in the midst of a ten-day vacation in lovely Barcelona, Spain.

While the temperature only hovers between 5 and 10 C° at this time of year, I am certain many of you would not mind taking the trip either.

As for yours truly, I will be heading deep into enemy territory for the weekend: Boston.

I will be making a little jaunt to Beantown with some family, see the sights and catch this weekend's Pens-Bruins matchup.

The point of all of this: the site will be quiet over the weekend, and normal updates will resume Monday.

Enjoy the Super Bowl weekend!

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The Hockey News - Proteau: Apologies from 30 NHL teams

TSN - Gagner ties Gretzky, Coffeey with eight points in Oilers win

( Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America)


subban was terrible last night, oh ya he is only 22.Move him Pg soon

Was just thinking of this. Louis take a look at the image that you selected for this piece......look at the size of our guys in comparison to the Devils.....very telling

Hey "Fraz" get a life and go back to your Maple Leaf forum would ya! You obviously no nothing about hockey although you may think you do.

No leaf fan,but i have seen well over 100 games that Subban has played in junior and trust me when i say it will not get any better.

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