- TSN 690 talks about P.A. Parenteau's return, and why the Habs offensive future might lie with his performance. [TSN 690]
- "We saw the tweet from his [Parenteau's] agent and that made us think seriously about bringing him back to the lineup," said Michel Therrien, with exactly the right amount of irony-tinged deadpan you can expect from a man used to answering questions from the media. [CBC]
Montreal is goal starved and PA Parenteau with 196 pts over the previous 4 NHL seasons is a healthy scratch.— Allan Walsh (@walsha) March 11, 2015
The rumours were true: the Hamilton Bulldogs are re-locating to Newfoundland. A whole domino chain of AHL shuffles will occur shortly. [EOTP]
...the Belleville Bulls will become known as the Hamilton Bulldogs, while the former Hamilton Bulldogs will take over the mantle of the St. John's IceCaps, and the former IceCaps will become the Manitoba Moose.
The Bulldogs will be in Newfoundland for at least two seasons, according to the deal. [RDS] (French)
- Devante Smith-Pelly is having a good time in Montreal. [NHLPA]
"Since I arrived in the city, and I’ve been out walking around, there has been a lot of ‘Welcome to Montreal’ from people, which makes you feel great. It’s been really nice to experience that."
Around the League and Elsewhere
- Johnny Boychuk signed a 7 year, $42 million dollar contract extension with the New York Islanders. [The Score]
- The police are investigating allegations that members of the Cobourg Cougars, a team in the Ontario Junior Hockey League, have sexually assaulted several young women at the party. (And it happened just days after this thinkpiece was published about rape culture in junior hockey.) [CBC]
- The NHL has seen a decline in powerplay goals since the 2005 lockout, because the number of powerplays has decreased. Are the refs letting players play, or are they just incompetant at calling penalties? [The Star]
- Nice job to Pekka Rinne.
Yes! Yes! Yes! For seven more years!!— Johnny B (@joboych) March 12, 2015
If Pekka Rinne gets the win for the #Preds tonight, he'll have 200 of the franchise's 600 victories..— Justin Bradford (@justinbbradford) March 12, 2015