Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Habs Top Six, Alfredsson Returns, Leblanc, History and More

Rene Bourque - Ottawa Senators v Montreal Canadiens
Good AM!

Our Sean Lloyd argues that the Montreal Canadiens top-six is set as it is.

In other words, Rene Bourque will slide in on the second unit and Shane Doan is but a foolish pipe dream. Oh, and be sure to watch for an amazing pun during the article.

In fact, Sean has recently defended the oft criticized Bourque.

Personally, his halfhearted play last season greatly soured me on Bourque, even though, as Sean points out, he was traded mid-season from one bad team to an even worse one.

Habs and Hockey News

- Derek Lachine draws a line between Marc Bergevin and Sam Pollock.

- Over at HabsWorld, the boys contemplate Louis Leblanc's potential.

- Finally, in Habs-related reading, Travis Yost argues that the Habs have the potential to shake up the Northeast Division. Considering he is HockeyBuzz's Ottawa Senators blogger — and hence unbiased towards the Habs — I find his take to be extra interesting.

- Speaking of the Ottawa Senators, Daniel Alfredsson has confirmed that he will play a 17th season in the NHL in 2012-13. Other than the six times his Sens will meet the Habs, I think most would agree this is good news for the game.

- The Hockey News' Ken Campbell wonders if Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry will return to superstar form.

- Swedish blueliner Douglas Murray — yes, Swedish — has been linked to Tiger Woods' ex Elin Nordegren. Must resist... making... joke about... "scoring"...

(Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images North America)


I must say Travis is right!!! last year when it came down to "a bounce of the puck" the Habs had the short end of the stick more than 85% of the time... if Bourque can buy himself an espresso machine the Habs will definitely have some success even with our multi-million dollar bench warmer!!

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