Although NHL arenas are dark accross North America, the rest of the professional hockey world has begun to get their seasons underway.
The Montreal Canadiens' AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs, opened the season with a 4-3 win against the Grand Rapids Griffins. Michael Bournival was a standout in the victory, providing an assist and the shootout goal.
Down a notch below, the Wheeling Nailers began with a 3-2 loss to Cincinatti and their roster is certainly quite interesting. Of note, AHL regulars Ian Schultz and Phillippe Lefebvre are currently part of the squad, although are apparently held up due to visa issues.
NHL or not, it's nice to see the hockey season get into full swing.
Habs or Hockey News
- The NHL and NHLPA are set to meet this Tuesday.
- Sidney Crosby apparently thinks very highly of Conor McDavid.
- HabsWorld discusses some issues surrounding the Hamilton Bulldogs upcoming season. Elsehwhere, the HW crew also counts down the top-five Habs' prospects as voted by the fans.
- Interesting piece on Maxim Noreau, a player who has chosen to go to Switzerland in hopes of getting an NHL gig.