Montreal Canadiens News and Notes
- Darren Dreger believes that Michel Therrien's job is so secure, that he doubts Bergevin would would fire him, even if he was pressured to do so by management. Meanwhile, Habs Lunch throw around suggestions to help stop the team's losing streak. [TSN 690 | Dreger | Habs Lunch]
- While P.K. Subban's shove may not have done Brandon Dubinsky much harm, it did nevertheless warrant a penalty. [TSN]
- Pierre LeBrun thinks the Habs would have no problem trading Andrei Markov. [Twitter]
- Mark Barberio will not be attending the AHL's All-Star game. However, his St. John's IceCaps teammate and fellow defenseman Morgan Ellis will be replacing him at the game instead. [TVA]
- Fans turned on P.K. Subban last night. [Twitter]
- Though the Canadiens continue to outshoot their opponents, their shots are coming from further and further away from the net, according to Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts. [Sportsnet]
"For much of their fall down the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference, the Canadiens continued to outshoot their opponents. But, those attempts moved farther away from the net.
Sportlogiq data indicates 49 per cent of goals scored league-wide come from the "inner slot," directly in front of the net. Before Dec. 2, 13.7 per cent of Montreal’s shots came from that area. From that date until last Saturday, the total dropped to 12.2 per cent. And, in the five-game losing streak that ended in Toronto, it slid further to 10.7. Got to get there."
Around The League and Elsewhere
- Since taking over for Dale Tallon in 2009, how has Stan Bowman's tenure as the Chicago Blackhawks' general manager helped the team reach new heights? [The Athletic]
- The NHL and MLBAM have released more details regarding NHL.com's redesign and the new changes which have set to take effect. [NHL]
- Anaheim Ducks' forward Shawn Horcoff has been suspended for violating the league's Performance Enhancing Substances Program. [TSN]
- Here's a handy How-To guide for Swiss hockey players, which will help them prepare for facing off against some of the NHL's top forwards. It also includes this tidbit about Max Pacioretty! [Swiss Hockey News]
"MaxPac is ‘Mr. Snapshot’. He can release this type of shots so quickly and with so much power, the goalie never has a chance for a reflex. The goalie has to anticipate his shots, if he wants to have any chance of stopping them."
- Poor Delayne Brian!