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Montreal Canadiens at Edmonton Oilers, Game 67 Breakdown

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Montreal Canadiens
@ Edmonton Oilers

Thursday, Mar 8, 2012, 7:30 PM MST
Rexall Place

Habs Eyes On The Prize


All Hail The Next GM - Habs Eyes On The Prize
So operating under the premise that he will be gone sometime around April, what can we expect from the next general manager of the Montreal Canadiens? A lot of fans want sweeping change, but not only is that not likely, it would be a terrible decision. This is because the next GM of the Habs is already set up to be universally praised.

CanadiensExpected Lines (courtesy Left Wing Lock)

Erik Cole - David Desharnais - Max Pacioretty
Rene Bourque - Tomas Plekanec - Louis Leblanc
Lars Eller - Ryan White - Blake Geoffrion
Brad Staubitz - Petteri Nokelainen - Andreas Engqvist

Josh Gorges - PK Subban
Yannick Weber - Alexei Emelin
Chris Campoli - Tomas Kaberle

Louis, Louis! - Habs Eyes On The Prize
After having out expectations adjusted, most of us were happy with the idea that Leblanc may become a solid top 9 forward who can pot 15-20 goals every year. But should we expect a bit more from Louis? And I don't mean "because he's a 1st round pick" or "because he's French", I mean because his play has been indicative that he might be a gamer.

March 4 1956: Beliveau Hits Century Mark, Sets Goal Record - Habs Eyes On The Prize
On March 4th, 1956, ``Le Gros Bill`` was within range of two major NHL scoring records, Howe`s record for points in a season (95), set in 1953 and Maurice Richard`s benchmark of 50 goals.

Will The Oilers Really Be Drafting Second Overall? - Cult of Hockey
Worth noting is just how terrible the Minnesota Wild have been. Some of that is regression, some of that is injuries, but the result is that the Wild are easily the worst team in the National Hockey League since January 1. Unfortunately for the Wild, even at their current inept pace they’re likely to collect another 10 points or so, which should put them in the draft lottery but won’t put them in its upper echelons. A reasonable guess would put them at around fourth overall.

Ryan Smyth - Sam Gagner - Ales Hemsky
Linus Omark - Shawn Horcoff - Ryan Jones
Taylor Hall - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle
Darcy Hordichuk - Eric Belanger - Lennart Petrell

Ladislav SmidJeff Petry
Ryan WhitneyCorey Potter
Andy SuttonNick Schultz

G67 Canadiens at Oilers - Lowetide
I believe this summer’s draft is the easiest to project in many years: Ryan Murray (or someone with a similar wide range of skills) Big winger with goals and pims who plays in the CHL

Oilers vs. Canadiens – Game 67 - Putting on the Foil
Anywho, tonight we will probably see more of Linus Omark. Sounds like he’ll get 2nd PP unit duties. Mind you, our powerplay hasn’t been given a lot of opportunity by refs these days, so that will remain to be seen.

Today's Frustrated Edmonton Fan: GarthNorris

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Montreal Canadiens Injuries


Player Injury Type Injury Date
Scott Gomez eye 03/08/2012
Brian Gionta other-excused 01/11/2012
Aaron Palushaj eye 03/08/2012
Raphael Diaz other-excused 03/08/2012

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Travis Moen other-excused 02/11/2012
Brian Gionta biceps 01/11/2012
Andrei Markov knee 09/19/2011
Mathieu Darche other-excused 02/22/2012
Mike Blunden knee 02/03/2012

Edmonton Oilers Injuries


Player Injury Type Injury Date
Ben Eager other-excused 03/08/2012

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Taylor Fedun femur 10/03/2011