Montreal Canadiens Links
You definitely need to check out this piece by Robert Rice about why this year matters for the Montreal Canadiens.
Richard Labbe writes that there's radio silence on the contract front between the Habs and Brian Gionta, however Bergevin has stated that he's beginning contract talks with several other players. Something those players all have in common: They're defensemen.
Alex Galchenyuk's goal celebration last night where he kissed the CH logo got fans a little teary eyed with joy. Some veterans teased him about it after the game, and Habs fans freaked out like they always do because that's what they're good at.
The great James Mirtle writes about how minor hockey is quickly becoming a rich kid's game, and how the Subban family is trying to help those who can't afford it. Can we talk about how great the Subbans are?
Around the NHL
Speaking of Subbans, Malcolm Subban got into a goalie fight in the AHL, which he mostly won but didn't score a takedown. He seems to be a better fighter than P.K., not that it's that difficult.
Remember when Josh Harding was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis? It hasn't stopped him from being one of the best goalies in the NHL this season.
Tim Thomas managed to blocker a guy in the face last night, but the funnier part was yet another loss, as he's now down to a .900 save percentage without the insulating Bruins' defense. Time for another "injury" to blame it on, eh Timmy?
JP Nikota breaks down the 1-3-1 powerplay.
More from Eyes On The Prize:
- Top Six Minutes - The EGG Line Is Good For You Edition
- Carey Price makes the save of the year against Kyle Okposo
- Why Islanders fans hate Kirk Muller
- This year matters for the Montreal Canadiens
- Douglas Murray: Shootout specialist?
- P.K. Subban sees himself next to Crosby with a gold medal in Sochi