October 25, 2021

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Canadian | A ray of hope arose in the bubble

Canadian |  A ray of hope arose in the bubble

(Montreal) The Montreal Canadians are heading for a deadly third consecutive playoff draw when NHL operations are suspended on March 12 due to the epidemic.


Alexis Belanger-Champagne
The Canadian Press

Finally Hobbs24E And the last team was invited to the NHL Recovery Tournament in the summer and a ray of hope was born from this adventure in the Toronto “bubble”. While goalkeeper Carrie Price and the Canadians’ defense were strong, young centers Nick Suzuki and Jesperi Kotkanimi were two important factors in the offense.

Despite a six-game dismissal against the Philadelphia Flyers in the quarter-finals, optimism over the future of Canadians and general manager Mark Bergevin turned to optimism at the 10-game venue in Toronto. Eastern Association.

Bergevin was able to build the team’s lead and depth in the off-season, making the Canadians one of the most intriguing teams to go into the 2021 season.

2020 milestones for Canadians

January 9 : The Canadian suffered its eighth consecutive loss for the second time since the start of the campaign, losing 4-2 to the Edmonton Oilers. This sequence slides the hobs from eighth to 13thE Rank in the Eastern Conference and even many optimists began to doubt the team’s chances of securing a place in the playoffs.

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Ilya Kovalchuk
CH wore the uniform for 22 matches.

February 23 : The love affair between Ilya Kovalchuk and the Canadian ended with 13 points in 22 games after 51 games. He traded to Washington capitals because the hubs killed many veterans in the days and hours before the trading window closed. When he left, Kovalchuk indicated that it was only a goodbye. Following the Russian veteran’s dissenting series with the capitals, Hobbs will see other interesting options during the off-season.

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6 Mars : The Canadian family loses one of its myths after the death of Henry Richard at the age of 84 after many years of war against Alzheimer’s disease. “Pocket Rocket” has won the Stanley Cup 11 times as a player, never breaking the NHL record. His 1,258-game team record in the Hubs uniform and his 1,046 points are third only to Guy Laughlur and Jean Beliveau.

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Henry Richard died at the age of 84.

10 Mars : Canadian loses 4-2 to Nashville Predators, his last game of the regular season. The NHL will announce two days later that its season is coming to a halt. A sign of Hobbes’ troubles, Paul Byron and Joel Armia begin a meeting with Philip Donald in the first trio, while Charles Hoodon finds himself with the second trio. Forwards Jordan Veil, Lucas Vezdemo and Dale Wise are also in uniform, while defenders Javier Oulette and Christian Folin are also in the squad.

August 7 : Despite a 15-point difference between the two teams in the regular season, the Canadian came as a big surprise by eliminating the Pittsburgh Penguins in the qualifying series. Carrie Price saved 22 in a decisive 2-0 victory.

August 14 : A day after head coach Claude Julian inserted a stent to relieve pain in his chest, the Canadian won the second game of the quarterfinal series 5-0 against the Philadelphia Flyers. Taking over from Julian, Associate Coach Kirk Mల్లెller praised the changes made to the roster.

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Brendan Gallagher broke his jaw on August 19th.

August 21 : Without Brendan Gallagher, who broke his jaw in the previous game, the Canadians surrendered to the Flyers after losing 3-2 in Game 6 of their series. Hobbs is still leaving the NHL bubble in Toronto after changing the perception of many observers.

October 6 : After goaltender Jake Allen and defenseman Joel Edmundsson get their hands on it in September, GM Mark Bergewin hits the Columbus Blue Jackets for the winger by trade center Max Domi. Josh Anderson right. Bergwin showed his confidence in Anderson two days later with a seven-season, .5 38.5 million contract.

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Max Domi has signed a two-season deal worth 10.6 million with Blue Jackets.

October 7 : Although he made eight choices in the NHL Draft, Hobbs ended the show without drawing for the first time since 2017 in their backyard, picking four Americans, two Czechs, one Russian and an Alberton. After two days of discussions on social networks and open lines, Mark Bergewin came to the rescue of his aide, Trevor Timmins, who said he was “hurt” by the criticism.

October 14 : As rumors of a deal start circulating on social media, Canadians are giving Brendan Gallagher a six-season, 39 million contract extension, making him the team’s highest paid striker. The next day, Mark Bergewin gets excited about video conferencing, saying that Gallagher is a “very special person” and that Gallagher would love to be a teammate in his sporting career.