Well that was a close one wasn’t it? 4-3 Win for the Montreal Canadiens over the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was a good game a lot of back and forth action, weird lack of penalties and some weird goals especially the Tomas Plekanec game winning goal that managed to squeak by James Reimer, but this isn’t an analysis of this game, there are enough people out there who can do that, what I’m talking about is what I noticed after the game ended. Continue reading
The other night the Anaheim Ducks came to Montreal to face the Canadiens, it was an exciting game where the home team won it 4-1 in front of their fans. Winning is always a good thing in Montreal, but this night was extra special it was the return of the Canadiens former Captain, Saku Koivu. It was Koivus first game in Montreal since 2011 when the Ducks beat the Habs 4-3. Continue reading
Hockey, the beloved national sport of Canadians everywhere; The NHL, a league that’s gone through so many lockouts in a 10 year span, its surprising there isn’t a brand new league because of all the crap the fans, players, owners and everyone else has gone through. Remember the strike that just past? I know a lot of you wish you could forget it but it caused the NHL to lose half of the season. The big issue was money and how they would split the revenue. There were other issues on the table of negotiation but a huge problem was sharing the money. The players and the owners went back and forth for a while with no progress and it seemed like the season was lost, and then out of nowhere the two sides came to an agreement and hockey was back! Continue reading
It is finally starting to feel like spring, it took long enough, hopefully this time there will not be a random snow storm; either way people are finally free from old man winter. Funny enough though, I want April to end fast! Why? you might ask, well there are a couple of cool and fun things to look forward to in May. What am I talking about exactly? Well I will tell you! First off, anyone in Cegep or University is free at last! Unless you have summer school, most of the older students will be off from school till the fall, which means time to re-charge out batteries, work and of course have a lot of fun and enjoy some entertainment.
The other day I stumbled upon an article from CBS sports and it was not the happiest article that I found either. The article was titled “Baseball’s dying breed” and underneath it was a picture of Tim Raines. It was an article about the last remaining expos in the majors that wore an expos jersey. There are roughly about 15 players with an honourable mention towards an Expos great.
To quote the guys from PTI (Pardon the Interruption) “Happy Trails Yannick Weber” The Montreal Canadiens defensemen seems to be at the end of his time with the team. The twenty-four year old Swiss defenseman has possibly played his last game in Montreal on January 27th (2013). He had 10 minutes of ice-time with no shots or points recorded. Why does it seem like the end for him? It is pretty simple, in Montreal there are eight defensemen on the team and Weber is 8th on the depth chart behind Thomas Kaberle. Continue reading
“This blog was supposed to be my first blog not related to sports, but out of the blue the NHL has ended the lockout and I had said I would only write articles and pieces about Hockey once the lockout ended so here you go.”
Words many did not think they would hear until the summer time or even later. The NHL and NHLPA have agreed to a tentative deal and now the NHL can start the season. The new deal will run for 10 years till September 2022, with an option to terminate the deal after eight years. The players managed to fix their pension plan, they have agreed to a limit on signing free agent contracts which is 7 years and 8 if it is a contract extension with their own team and the somehow (although it was agreed upon a while ago). Continue reading