"In regards to my ankle it sure got a bad break it is cracked three places around the ankle. The main bone is broken above the ankle and the small bone is broken in the side of the leg. It looks like curtains for me as far as hockey is concerned. I look back and say that I was fortunate at that. It’s a wonder I never broke my neck. Thank God I have that at least." -Howie MorenzA rare letter from Habs legend Howie Morenz, just shortly before his death, is now on the block through Classic Auctions. The letter comes from the estate of Morenz's former teammate Mary Burke. The letter is one of hundreds of items up for bid, and we'll feature some of these over the coming days. Another unique Morenz item is his 1923-24 rookie card graded a 6 by PSA. There is no other higher graded rookie card of the Stratford Streak.
"I do see it in a similar way to what I was doing with the Canadiens over the last two years."It didn't take Bob Gainey long to find new employment. The former Habs captain, coach and GM is taking a consultant position with the Dallas Stars, a position he held with the Canadiens until the firing of Pierre Gauthier. Meanwhile, one can nip any thoughts of Saku Koivu coming back to Montreal. The Habs former captain re-signed for another year with the Anaheim Ducks.
"First and foremost, I'm excited about being here in Chicago." "I love the opportunity. I love the organization. I love where we're heading in the future and that's something I want to put to bed right from the outset." "I've got two years left on the contract. I'm very happy here and [the Montreal job] was the last thing I was thinking about."Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville squashed any rumors of joining the Montreal Canadiens, after his team dismissed assistant coach Mike Haviland on Tuesday.
The Montreal Canadiens dished out their team awards Sunday while Zack Fitzgerald skated away with the AHLpenalty minute title.
Not exactly Ali-Frazier, but what was Sidney thinking just coming off a concussion? Now this is a better clip than what NHL.com shows. They skipped straight to the start and finish of the fight. This version shows the replay where Crosby shoves Jakub Vorachek's glove away from him then suddenly clutches onto Kimmo Timonen. That sets off Giroux to go after Crosby, after the two were already jawing one another, and Kris Letang to go after Timonen in defense of his captain. Unrelated, but I had to double back to catch exactly what McGuire said at the 4:22 mark.
Though not a coring milestone, April 8, 1952 may have been the night of Maurice Richard's greatest goal. Here's a look back on that historic night.
The Washington Capitals get their Number One center back, as they host the Montreal Canadiens in a crucial playoff push.
Fans of the Montreal Canadiens always find a target, when their team's not winning. THe latest didn't even start the season wit the club.
The Buffalo Sabres are still on the outside looking in on this season's playoff race, but are quickly making a legitimate shot for the post season. Buffalo has gone 7-2-1 in their last ten games, A...
Herb Carnegie was denied a shot to play in the NHL, to the point his passing has been practically over-sighted by the league.