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With the NHL regular season right around the corner, TSN. Mario Lemieux World Cup Jersey .ca profiles each team leading up to puck drop. Next up is the Montreal Canadiens - Canadas top franchise last season with a lot of pressure to improve on last springs playoff success. Catch up on their off-season moves and the issues they face this season, as well as their analytical breakdown by TSNs Scott Cullen. Division: Atlantic GM: Marc Bergevin Head Coach: Michel Therrien 2013-14: 46-28-8 (3rd in Atlantic) Playoffs: Lost in Eastern Conference Final Goals For: 209 (21st) Goals Against: 201 (8th) PP: 17.2% (19th) PK: 85.1% (4th) That Was Then: After a 2012-13 season that saw the Canadiens capture the division title and qualify for the post-season, most of the Montreal faithful were happy with their turnaround from a last place finish in the Eastern Conference basement a year earlier. Not Marc Bergevin. "There were a many positives from last year," he told his players flatly prior to last seasons training camp. "We made the playoffs but lost in the first-round (to Ottawa). We cant be satisfied with that." The Canadiens struggled in the first quarter of the season, with a 10-9-2 record and slow starts from two of their top forwards. David Desharnais, with just one assist in his first 17 games, was chastised on social media by Montreal mayor Denis Coderre - who called for his demotion to Hamilton of the American Hockey League. Max Pacioretty, who was also struggling on the score sheet, was suddenly the subject of trade speculation. All of that came to a head on Nov. 19, when Pacioretty scored a natural hat trick and Desharnais notched two assists in the Habs 6-2 win over the Minnesota Wild. That victory put the Canadiens top scoring duo back on track, as well as kickstart a 9-0-1 run through Dec. 7. The rest of December and January werent particularly kind, headlined by a listless 5-0 home loss to Washington on Jan. 25 that saw the club booed mercilessly at the Bell Centre. Cue Bergevin, who saw it all first-hand and had all of his players stay in the dressing room to address the media after the game. That subtle (or not-so-subtle depending what he said to his players) reminder of accountability worked as the Habs recovered quickly and went 5-1-1 into the Olympic break. Going into the NHLs 3pm et trade deadline on Mar. 3, things looked very quiet from the front office. The team had already acquired depth players in forward Dale Weise and defenceman Mike Weaver and appeared to be standing pat. That is, until 2:59pm et when news broke that the Canadiens - who werent even rumoured to be in the running - acquired arguably the biggest name of the day in sniper Thomas Vanek. The Austrian winger, who settled in on a line with Desharnais and Pacioretty, gave the Canadiens that added offensive punch they needed to make the post-season. Which brings us to Mar. 15 and a nationally televised Saturday night game at home against Ottawa. Down 4-1 late in the third period, the Canadiens - in an NHL first - stunned the Senators with three unanswered goals in the final three-and-a-half minutes of play en route to an incredible 5-4 overtime win. As Therrien and Bergevin later admitted, that victory turned their season around and gave them the momentum to clinch a post-season berth with an 11-3-1 finish in their final 15 games. What happened in the playoffs was beyond just about everyones expectations, as the Canadiens knocked off the Tampa Bay Lightning and hated Boston Bruins before losing out in six games to the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Final. Just two wins shy of their first Stanley Cup Final since 1993, it will be difficult for Bergevin and Therrien to temper expectations after the Habs best post-season showing of this generation. Scott Cullens Analytics Canadiens 2013-14 Stats By Quarter Games GPG GAA SH% SV% SAF% PTS% 1-20 2.55 2.10 5.9% .942 50.3% .550 21-41 2.33 2.14 7.5% .923 47.2% .683 42-62 2.62 2.76 7.9% .930 47.8% .595 63-82 2.70 2.60 9.6% .926 47.6% .625 NHL AVG 2.67 2.67 7.8% .922 50.0% .562 Key: GPG= goals per game, GAA= goals-against per game, SH%= even-strength shooting percentage, SV%= even-strength save percentage, SAF%= score-adjusted Fenwick percentage (differential of shot attempts faced vs. shot attempts, excluding blocked shots, adjusted for game score), PTS%= percentage of available points. Analysis: Games 1-20: Spectacular goaltending from Carey Price overcame a lack of finish early. Games 21-41: Percentages closer to average, possession falls, but record strong thanks to four OT/SO wins. Games 42-62: Top-shelf goaltending and improved finish kept Habs rolling, despite subpar possession stats. Games 63-82: Addition of Thomas Vanek helped elevate shooting percentage. Key 2014 Additions: F P-A Parenteau, F Manny Malhotra, F Jiri Sekac, D Tom Gilbert Key 2014 Subtractions: F Daniel Briere, F Brian Gionta, D Josh Gorges, D Francis Bouillon, F Ryan White, D Douglas Murray, F Louis Leblanc, F Thomas Vanek, F George Parros This Is Now: Daniel Brieres tenure with the Canadiens lasted just one season, as the veteran centre was shipped to the Colorado Avalanche for a younger, bigger and more productive P-A Parenteau. Bergevin also parted ways with captain Brian Gionta and shot-blocking blueliner Josh Gorges, as both headed to the Buffalo Sabres through free agency and a trade. On July 1, the Canadiens added faceoff specialist Manny Malhotra, who should take some of the defensive zone responsibilities off two-way centres Tomas Plekanec and Lars Eller. Free agent defenceman Tom Gilbert was also brought in, providing power play help and a valuable right-handed shot behind Andrei Markov and P.K. Subban. Markov appears to be a career Canadien after signing a new three-year contract prior to July 1, while Subban - much to the delight of Canadiens fans - signed an eight-year, $72 million contract. Giontas absence leaves the Canadiens with two roles to fill - a stable second/third line right winger and a leader in the dressing room. Parenteau believes he can take the role on the second line, while free agent signing Jiri Sekac will also get a look. Where the leadership element is concerned, Giontas (and Gorges) departure means the torch will be passed to a core headlined by younger players like Pacioretty, Subban and Brendan Gallagher. TSN Montreal reporter John Lus Five Key Storylines heading into training camp: 1. How is Carey Prices left knee (injured in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final in a collision with Chris Kreider) and can he replicate his (non-Olympic) success? 2. Will a bigger contract mean bigger responsibilities for P.K. Subban? 3. Who will win the battle at right wing on the second and third lines? 4. Who will be the Canadiens captain after losing two key leaders in Gorges and Gionta? 5. Young defenders contending to be full-time NHLers - how will Nathan Beaulieu, Jarred Tinordi and Greg Pateryn fit in? DEPTH CHART Forwards Left Wing Centre Right Wing Max Pacioretty David Desharnais Brendan Gallagher Alex Galchenyuk Tomas Plekanec PA Parenteau Rene Bourque Lars Eller Dale Weise Brandon Prust Manny Malhotra Jiri Sekac Travis Moen Michael Bournival Sven Andrighetto Jacob De la Rose Gabriel Dumont Patrick Holland Defence Left Right Andrei Markov P.K. Subban Alexei Emelin Tom Gilbert Nathan Beaulieu Mike Weaver Jarred Tinordi Greg Pateryn Davis Drewiske Morgan Ellis Mac Bennett Darren Dietz Goaltenders Carey Price Peter Budaj Dustin Tokarski Craigs List A list of the Canadiens top prospects as ranked by TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button. A-Level Prospects No. Name Pos. 2013-14 Club 1 Jacob de la Rose LW Leksands (SWE) 2 Zach Fucale G Halifax (QMJHL) 3 Nikita Scherbak RW Saskatoon (WHL) 4 Artturi Lehkonen LW KalPa (FIN) B-Level Prospects No. Name Pos. 2013-14 Club 5 Jiri Sekac LW Lev Praha (KHL) 6 Jeremy Gregoire C Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) 7 Charles Hudon LW Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) 8 Sven Andrighetto RW Hamilton (AHL) 9 Greg Pateryn D Hamilton (AHL) 10 Mac Bennett D Michigan (NCAA) A-Level prospects are prospective starting goaltenders, top four defencemen and top six forwards. B-Level prospects are prospective backup goaltenders, bottom pairing defencemen and bottom six forwards. Fantasy - Cullens Player to Watch Alex Galchenyuk The third overall pick in 2012 has shown flashes of talent in two pro campaigns, but struggled during his sophomore season, particularly after missing time with a broken hand, scoring three goals and eight points in 21 games after returning from the injury. Nevertheless, the 20-year-old has the size and skill to be a difference maker for the Habs, provided he is utilized in a sufficiently prominent offensive role. Through his first two years, there have been some ups and down when it comes to ice time, as Galchenyuk has averaged 13:30 per game over his first 113 NHL games, but if he stays healthy, and plays a top-six role this season, Galchenyuk could be poised for a breakthrough season. Patrick Roy Team Canada Jersey . Browns advice worked. Irving scored 20 points, including seven in the fourth quarter, and Cleveland defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 88-82 Saturday night. Irving made his first shot of the night on a layup a little over three minutes into the game. Corey Perry World Cup Jersey .200. His solution to his hitting woes was business in the front and a party in the back."That would be a mullet," Norris says. http://www.hockeyteamcanadajerseystore.com/chris-kunitz-Canada-jersey/ . Hall joined Bengals teammates for a voluntary workout on Monday. Hes got his mobility back and is on schedule to be ready for the season. CINCINNATI - Bengals cornerback Leon Hall is happy with his recovery from a torn Achilles tendon and expects to be ready for the start of training camp in July.An in-season entry into a head coaching position is probably never ideal timing, but doing so with your first assignment against the defending Stanley Cup champions sounds especially brutal. After the dismissal of 2012-13 coach of the year Paul MacLean, thats exactly what promoted assistant coach Dave Cameron faces Thursday night as the Ottawa Senators turn the page against the Los Angeles Kings. Viewers and listeners in the Senators region can catch the game at 7:30pm et/8:30pm at on TSN5 and TSN Radio 1200. While a switch might help to overcome what general manager Bryan Murray referred to as uneasiness in the locker room and a one-way street of communication under MacLean, he was quick to point out that theres plenty of correcting to do on the ice. We continue to be a big turnover team in our zone, Murray said. Our goaltending has been, to say the least, outstanding most nights to give us a chance to win hockey games. The chances against our team are, some nights, atrocious. I think theres an obligation for a lot of people, the players included, to perform better than that. But the leader of the pack always is the coach. The Senators (11-11-5) managed a 4-3 home win over Vancouver in MacLeans finale on Sunday, and then elected to make the move on Monday with three days before their next game. Mika Zibanejad had two goals and two assists against the Canucks to extend his point streak to four games. The win followed five straight losses and required Ottawa to recover from a 3-0 deficit, and itll now try to string together wins for the first time since Nov. 4-6. Those two games ended a 7-3-2 start, and the Senators have since gone 4-8-3 while allowing 3.07 goals per game. Los Angeles (14-9-5) could actually provide a bit of a respite for the defensive issues. The Kings were shut out by one of the worst teams in hockey in their first stop on a five-game road trip, falling 1-0 in Buffalo on Tuesday. Los Angeles has totaled eight goals during a 2-3-0 stretch. Were not scoring enough, defenseman Drew Doughty told the teams official website. Were playing well defensively, were not giving up a lot, but the bottom line is, we need to put pucks in the net. Theyve limited opponents to three goals in four games, but defenseman Matt Greene warned against cultivating optimism from such numbers as Los Angeles fell to 3-5-4 on the road. Wayne Gretzky Team Canada Jersey. Its still a ways off from how we need to play if we want to get our game going and play the way we can, Greene said. Thats it. Theres no positives. Los Angeles will face Craig Anderson, who ended a personal six-game losing streak with a 30-save effort against the Canucks. Anderson is 1-5-1 with a 3.16 goals-against average after a 5-2-3 start with a 2.05 GAA. While some of that shift might fairly be attributed to the defensive-zone struggles outlined by Murray, some could also fall on Anderson, who had a .942 save percentage in his first 10 games thats fallen to .906 in his last seven. Anderson is 1-6-4 with a 3.95 GAA in 12 starts against the Kings. He may not have much margin for error whether he faces Jonathan Quick or Martin Jones. Jones has shutouts in his last two starts, while Quick is 1-2-0 with a 1.01 GAA in three starts this month. Quick is 4-1-0 with a 2.01 GAA against the Senators, which mirrors recent history in the series. Los Angeles has won nine of 11, including a two-game sweep a season ago. Kings center Jeff Carter, who has gone six games without a point for the second time this season, totaled three goals and three assists in the two meetings. Hes never gone pointless in seven straight in a single season. TSN Game Notes LAK were 2-0-0 vs OTT last season LAK have won 3 straight vs OTT OTT (11-11-5): won last game, have not won 2 straight since Nov 4/6, 15 games since 2-3-1 past 6 games at home, 7/23 on PP Zibanejad (4G, 3A) 4 game PT streak LAK (14-9-5): lost 2 straight, 1GF, 0/7 on PP 11-0-3 when scoring first Carter 0G past 9GP, 1A in that span Senators projected lines Forward: Greening - Turris - Stone Hoffman - Zibanejad - Ryan Condra - Lazar - Chiasson Legwand - Smith - Neil Defence: Philips - Karlsson Cowen - Ceci Borowiecki - Gryba Goalie Anderson starts Kings projected lines: Forward: Gaborik - Kopitar - Williams Pearson - Carter - Toffoli Lewis - Stoll - Brown King - Richards - Clifford Defence: Muzzin - Doughty Regehr - Martinez McNabb - Greene Goalie Quick starts Jones Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2018 Cheap Jerseys 2019 NFL Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '
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