Habs notes for the day

MONTREAL- NOVEMBER 9: Roman Hamrlik #44 of the Montreal Canadiens celebrates his third period goal with team mates during the NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at the Bell Centre on November 9 2010 in Montreal Quebec Canada. The Canadiens defeated the Canucks 2-0. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)


Lars Eller spoke out on  his diminutive TOI in the Montreal Canadiens 2-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks Tuesday night.

Last week prospect Max Pacioretty stated that he would rather stay with the Hamilton Bulldogs, as a top-line forward, rather than toil on a third or fourth line. Fans seemed to think Eller should do likewise, but he is more familiar with the role he is in.

The 23-year old was in a similar situation in the Swedish Elite League, and it paid off. The full story from La Presse's Marc-Antoin Godin, with an English Google translation via Robert Rice.

Bulldogs got to school: The Hamilton Bulldogs had an unusual start time in their game against the Lake Erie Monsters Tuesday, in Cleveland. As part of a School Day promotion, the two teams squared off at 11am. I caught some of the game on the radio and it was a certainly different experience to hear an AHL game mid-morning on a Wednesday. The Monsters took the Bulldogs to school however, with a 5-1 win. Full Game Summary

Another Honor for St. Patrick: Habs legend Patrick Roy enters the Canadian Sports Hall of fame tonight in Calgary. Roy is being inducted along with fellow athletes Jean-Luc Brassard (freestyle skiing) , Chantal Petitclerc (wheelchair athlete), Clara Hughes (Olympic Speed Skating and Cycling, Jacques Villeneuve (F1, and Indycar) and Kyle Shewfelt (Olympic gymnastics)as athletes.

"The part I really enjoy about this moment is it not only it helps me to look at what I’ve done but what people around me have done as well. I think that’s important. Hockey is a big part of our life in Canada but there’s also other sports and it’s fun to see what other athletes have done in their sport.

They put as much effort in as we do, as much pride as we do and probably have the same desire as we do and are as passionate as we are. It’s nice to see that and be here today.

It gives me a bit of time to look back and see what happened to me in Calgary . . . thinking about 1986 and 89 when we played in the final against the Flames. It brings good memories."

- Patrick Roy at the CSHOF press conference today

The Maturity of Carey Price: Eric Engels credits the Canadiens faith in their goaltender for his turnaround start in 2010-11.

An interesting read: On George Kennedy's wrestling match to own the Canadiens. Note: Kennedy really was a pro wrestler.

Looking forward to Boston: Hal Gill wants P.K. Subban to talk on the ice more, especially after the Boston Bruins Milan Lucic critiqued the Habs rookie's spin moves.

The Poll: Inspired by some Twitter talk earlier today. Who is responsible for the Habs floundering power play. The players for just not showing up, or the coaching strategies?


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