Monday, November 9, 2009

In Case You Missed It: Habs News and Blogger Views for November 9

image The HHOF class of 2009 get their rings – Sun Media photo

It’s Hall of Fame Induction night so I’ll be planted in front of my TV, wrapped in a blanket while fighting off a bug.

Congratulations to all five inductees, Brett Hull, Lou Lamoriello, Brian Leetch, Luc Robitaille and Steve Yzerman.

Last night was the NHL Legends Game at the ACC. I was curious as to whether or not Mr. Hull would play. Over the summer, Hull told me he no longer puts on the skates. He was true to his word on Sunday night.

The Inductees received their rings in a ceremony on Monday morning and the official ceremony will air on TSN.

Wayne Gretzky, who played with all four player inductees in some capacity, will be in attendance. Commissioner Gary Bettman???? I’m hearing no.

The Montreal Gazette’s Red Fisher on this year’s class.

Ok on to what little Habs stuff we have: The team had an off-day in preparation for Tuesday’s game against Calgary, and most of us are still talking about Halk’s agent.

In light of the Halak agent fiasco, Chris Boyle offers a very deep statistical  analysis of the Canadiens goaltenders at Habs Eyes on the Prize.

CJAD analyst Murray Wilson was a guest on HockeyCentral, on the FAN590 and Rogers Sportsnet. Unfortunately, I can’t find Mr. Murray’s segment on the Fan’s on demand page.

Wilson talked of the above mentioned issue and the real problems facing the Canadiens, a depleted blue line and no second scoring.

Best Line: “Watching Marc-Andre Bergeron on the ice, it’s always an adventure. It’s like a beer league.”

The H Does Not Stand For Habs: Has an interesting look at the player-agent relationship.

Yves on Habs: Looks the Canadiens newest defensive acquisition, Jay Leach and the rest of the Habs D.

Guillaume Latendresse to Oilers trade rumours?: Apparently a deal with the Edmonton that would send Gui! and SK74 to oil country was mentioned on the Team990 Monday afternoon.

Laraque on IR?: CJAD’s Rick Moffat noted after Saturday’s loss that Georges Laraque was nowhere to be found on the team’s game sheet.

Whether he is on IR or long-term is still being questioned, but Eric Engels was following the situation earlier on Twitter.

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