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L’Affaire Myers shows that the NHL is more than content to ignore the inconvenient

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2021-01-23

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty ImagesThe NHL exposes the weaknesses of its judicial system once again, but it can’t keep kicking the can down the road forever. With 2:28 remaining in the third period of a 6-3 hockey game, Tyler Myers made contact with Joel Armia’s upper body, sending the Montreal Canadiens forward to the ice with what was later diagnosed as a concussion. After conferencing and video review, the on-ice officials, Kevin Pollock and Reid Anderson, assessed a match penalty, ejecting Myers from the game and subjecting him to potential supplemental discipline. The official scoresheet records this event as “Event 289: PENL VAN #57 MYERS. Matc

Links: Putting Montreal’s increadible scoring rate in context

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2021-01-23

Photo by Rich Lam/Getty ImagesIn today’s links, how the Canadiens are adapting to pandemic measures, depth throughout the lineup, and the latest on the possibility of Pierre-Luc Dubois in Montreal. Montreal Canadiens news and notes The Canadiens have opened their season scoring at an almost unprecedented rate. [RDS] The new Covid-19 protocols have been quite an adjustment for players like Brendan Gallagher. [

Canadiens Notebook: Habs enjoying view from the top after five games

Source: Hockey Inside/Out
Date: 2021-01-23

If you looked at the NHL standings Friday morning, you would have noticed the Canadiens were in first place in the all-Canadian North Division with a 3-0-2 record and their eight points were tied with the 4-0-0 Vegas Golden Knights for the most in the league. The Canadiens’ 24 goals were also the most scored by any NHL team.

Cowan: Old-school hockey rules as Canadiens lose Joel Armia to concussion

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2021-01-23

"We’re trying to clean up our game by making sure we take (out) vulnerable hits on unsuspected players and I think in this case (Joel) Armia never saw him coming, so he was an unsuspected player. So I don’t know how the league is going to handle it. That’s obviously not my department. I’ll let them handle it the way they feel fit." Read More

Habs Happenings: Road Trip Roundup | NEWS

Source: All Habs Hockey Magazine
Date: 2021-01-22

Montreal Canadiens News and Analysis: Tyler Toffoli, Joel Armia, Habs, NHL, Laval Rocket, AHL, Rocket Sports Media ROCKET SPORTS MEDIA | MONTREAL, QC — The Montreal Canadiens have had an intense week of hockey as they continue their western Canada road trip, playing four games in the past six days. Last night’s matchup against the Canucks […] The post Habs Happenings: Road Trip Roundup | NEWS first appeared on All Habs Hockey Magazine.

Canadiens, Jets both favourites on Saturday NHL odds

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2021-01-22

The Montreal Canadiens will be looking to remain undefeated in regulation when they close out a six-game season-opening road trip in Vancouver on Saturday night as -145 betting favourites on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Montreal took possession of first place in the North Division standings with a decisive 7-3 win in Vancouver on Thursday night, and now sports a 3-0-2 record on the season going into Saturday night’s matchup at Rogers Arena. With Thursday’s victory as -150 chalk, Montreal shooters have now tallied 24 goals through five outings so far this season. However, Carey Price has produced mixed results in his first three starts. Montreal’s star go

Hickey on hockey: Relentless Canadiens prospect Farrell lights up USHL

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2021-01-22

Canadiens prospect Sean Farrell expected to be playing in front of family and friends this winter as a freshman at Harvard. Read More

Canadiens lines at practice: Corey Perry skates with third line

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2021-01-22

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesThe first line changes since training camp as injuries hit the team. The Montreal Canadiens and Claude Julien have had to make changes to their lines for the first time since training camp started. Joel Armia and Paul Byron left Thursday’s game with injuries. Armia is suffering from a concussion while Byron will be evaluated day-to-day. Corey Perry, who is on the team’s taxi squad skated with Tyler Toffoli and Jesperi Kotkaniemi on the team’s third line. If Byron is unable to play on Saturday, he will be replaced by Michael Frolik. Corey Perr

Tyler Myers will not face supplemental discipline by Department of Player Safety

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2021-01-22

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty ImagesThe Canucks defenceman will not be suspended for his hit on Joel Armia. Vancouver Canucks defenceman Tyler Myers will not face supplemental discipline for his hit on Montreal Canadiens forward Joel Armia. This was first reported by Eric Engels and Francois Gagnon. No indication @NHLPlayerSafety will be issuing further discipline to Tyler Myers for his hit on Joel Armia. Expect a detailed explanation later today.

Corey Perry, Micheal Frolik wait in wings for Habs | HI/O Bonus

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2021-01-22

In this bonus episode, our panelists — Montreal Gazette columnist Stu Cowan, CBC Daybreak Montreal’s Jessica Rusnak and former Canadiens defenceman and NHL assistant coach Rick Green — along with our new host, Julian McKenzie, discuss newcomers Corey Perry and Michael Frolik and their role on the team. Read More

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