Stats and rankings for the 2011-12 season Total events tracked for Markov: 678 *4000 less than Gorges (due to Markov's injury) Total even-strength minutes played: 179.03 *lowest on 2011-12 Habs The charts below represent Markov's statistics during the 2011-12 season. The first chart reflects his play in the offensive-zone, while the second chart represents his play in the defensive-zone.
Total events tracked for Gorges: 4,678 *3rd most on 2011-12 Habs Total even-strength minutes played: 1502 *most on 2011-12 Habs The charts below represent Gorges' statistics during the 2011-12 season. The first chart reflects his play in the offensive-zone, while the second chart represents his play in the defensive-zone.
The crew from TSN690's "The Franchise," show spoke to a pair of Habs prospects, and certain Hamilton Bulldogs to start 2012-13, Louis Leblanc and Brendan Gallagher this morning.
So it's guaranteed you won't be reading about a P.K. Subban signing for some time. But you can catch a glimpse of him tonight on CBC, as he is featured on the season premiere of "This Hour Has 22 Minutes." Here's a behind the scenes look at P.K. getting ready for the taping. Meanwhile with 21 players thrown into their lap on Monday, the Hamilton Bulldogs signed three players to two-way AHL-ECHL contracts this afternoon. The most familiar face for Bulldogs fans will be Olivier Fortier, who returns for his fourth season in The Hammer. Fortier was a third round pick by the Canadiens in 2007, but injuries limited him to partial seasons since his final year of junior. It seriously affected his future and was never able to crack our annual Top 25 Under 25. Joining him will be five-year AHL veteran Stefan Chaput, who split last season with the Syracuse Crunch and Providence Bruins, and Michigan State grad Daultan Leveille, a former first round pick by the Atlanta Thrashers in 2008. Leveille never signed with the Winnipeg Jets, becoming a free agent. Chaput's stats via Elite Prospects Leveille's statitstics and a 2011 profile from Illegal Curve. The Bulldogs also announce that single game tickets will go on sale this Friday. There will be tiered pricing this season, dropping average ticket prices by $5 over last season. South of the border, high ranked Canadiens prospect Danny Kristo has been suspended by the University of North Dakota, along with the team captain and two other players. The foursome, who make up the team's leadership corps, will miss the season opener against Alaska Anchorage and further team discipline that includes a mandatory community service program, weekly alcohol education programs and probation. Further incident could result in scholarship reduction, a suspension or an expulsion.
This is what it's come to for Habs news these days. 21 players have been assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs, the Canadiens' AHL affiliate. Among those players are players hoping to make the Habs at some point this year like Louis Leblanc and Brendan Gallagher. Oddly enough, and maybe an accidental omission by the Canadiens, Aaron Palushaj is not among their list of players assigned to the AHL. This move was to be expected with the lockout officially on, training camp won't be starting any time soon. The Bulldogs will be at the Bell Complexe Sportif on September 28th if you want to catch the beginning of their training camp. They'll be moving to Sherbrooke the next day to continue getting ready for the season. UPDATE: As reported by Marc-Antoine Godin of La Presse, Aaron Palushaj, Frederic St. Denis and Cedrick Desjardins will sign AHL contracts to avoid having to clear waivers.
Because we all know what happens at 11:59pm tonight, I figure we need a good chuckle. So here you go.
Dave Stubbs of the Gazette breaks down the shocking news from today that the NHLPA is not a certified union by the Quebec labour board, and due to this, the Canadiens might not be able to lock out the players employed by the team. All this seems to mean thus far is that the Canadiens players should get their full salaries in the event of a lockout. However fans are already speculating at the idea of intrasquad exhibition games or friendlies against teams from other leagues. In any case, after weeks of boredom in regards to the CBA negotiations, things just got a little interesting.
It's the dog days of the off season, and a Sunday to boot. So what better way to occupy yourself than this awesome half hour recap of the 1993 Stanley Cup finals between the Habs and Kings?
Based on attempted shots The percentages expressed in these graphs represent each player's true shooting percentage. Instead of basing the percentage on shots that hit the net, this percentage is based on the number of shots each player attempted. Included here are shots on net, shots that are blocked, and shots that miss the net. Each player's goal total was divided by their total attempted shots to determine the number in the graph below.
This post will focus on multiple short-handed statistical categories. It will show how each returning Canadiens player performed while short-handed during the 2011-12 season. Graphs shown include: -Short-handed defensive-rating -Successful short-handed defensive plays per-minute -Successful short-handed puck-possession plays per-minute -Short-handed tendencies with the puck in the defensive-zone -Short-handed blocked shots per-minute played -Short-handed intercepted opposition passes per-minute played -Short-handed puck-battles won per-minute played -Short-handed loose-puck recoveries per-minute played -Short-handed dump-outs per-minute played