This Years Habs

First post so please don’t destroy me if you don’t agree.

So far the Habs have a 2-2-2 record and that could be worse looking at the teams they have played so far not to mention only 2 home games.

LEHTONEN RE-INJURES GROIN!

Kari Lehtonen re-injured his groin and was pulled 11:30 into the first period in Atlanta’s 5-3 win over the Rangers tonight. In an interview after the game, Don Waddell was quoted as saying “certainly, he’ll be out a while.”

Time for Grabovski to be demoted to Hamilton?

Michail Grabovski has not proved himself as 2nd line center and will probably be sent back to Hamilton shortly. After surviving the the final cut in training camp, he hasn’t been able to contribute any offensive since the start of the season. He’s been demoted to the 3rd line during most of the games he’s started and replaced by Plecanec, who spent most of last season playing with Kovalev. He has shown some interesting speed and skill, but in general he looks totally out of place, rarely able to get in on the play. RDS commentators agree that he shouldn’t be around for much longer.

Bruins to sign Markov?

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Boston.com – Sports is reporting that the Bruins may be taking a long look at Danny Markov.

Why Montreal Is NOT Going to Trade Halak

I have reached my limit with Halak rumors. Already, 5 games into the season, he must have been involved in over 5 rumors…

Still sticking up for big Nik, why do I still have to?

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Well for five years now, I’ve been sticking up for Nik Antropov to my friends and family, and to people on this site (I’ve been an HTR member since 2003). Even after the way he played during the run at the playoffs at the end of the 2005-06 season, with Aubin in goal, Antropov putting up 15 points in the final 10 games, still people questioned his ability. After last years stellar season defensively and solid offensive year, more people were on board yet still there remained many doubters. And after this years tremendous start, still there are many people I have to argue with, who refuse to admit Nik is a talented, potentially great player.

Souray out with separated shoulder

According to www.tsn.ca : Edmonton Oilers’ defenceman Sheldon Souray is out indefinitely after suffering a separated shoulder.

Bob Hartley Fired!

According to tsn.ca after starting the season 0-6 with all 6 loses coming in regulation Hartley has been fired by the Thrashers and GM Don Wadell will take over the coaching duties

Goalie Controversy?!?!?

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I had an epiphany of sorts last night while watching the Canadiens vs. Panthers game on TSN. What provoked this profound insight was the pre-game show, in which Glen Healy was asked, ‘Out of Florida, Toronto and Ottawa, who has a goal tending controversy?’. In a rare moment of brilliance, Healy responded by saying that the Toronto Maple Leafs were the only team out of the three who had an actual, bona fide goalie fueled conflict.

Possible trade…Kovalev for Tanguay

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During the Canadiens’ televised match on RDS, it was mentionned that some trade rumors have been resurfacing between Calgary and Montreal, much like last year.

Yvon Pedneault, the color commentator for the match mentionned that he heard trade rumors involving Alex Tanguay and Alexei Kovalev. These rumors have been floating around since last year. Any truth to them?