by Ken Campbell - February 27, 2013 12:35 PM EST
The re-energized Habs are making last season's swoon look like an anomaly.
With very few exceptions, the Montreal Canadiens can seem to do no wrong this season. Really, they managed to trade Erik Cole Wednesday night for a guy with an expiring contract.
by Ken Campbell - February 26, 2013 4:40 PM EST
News came out today the the Canadiens Rene Bourque had suffered a concussion and didn't know how. More proof of how little we know about head injuries.
As the dreaded ‘C’ word, and by that we mean concussions, begins to rear its ugly head in a prominent way, the Montreal Canadiens and left winger Rene Bourque received two bits of very disturbing news Tuesday.
by Ken Campbell - February 22, 2013 3:20 PM EST
Buffalo's GM spoke with our senior columnist about player safety and his concerns over the level of protection.
Had a very interesting conversation with Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier Thursday night and no, it wasn’t about his team’s coaching situation.
by Ken Campbell - February 19, 2013 1:05 PM EST
As both sides of hockey's historical rivalry are off to great starts, the men behind the bench deserve praise.
Yes, all is well in the world when the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs are going. Makes a guy pine back to the Original Six days of the 1960s when the two iconic franchises won the Stanley Cup nine times in 10 years.
by Ken Campbell - February 15, 2013 3:05 PM EST
Ken shares his views on the news, from Evander Kane's comments to THN, Melnyk's reaction to Karlsson's injury and more.
On the eve of another busy weekend, we present Friday’s News and Views: News: Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets tells The Hockey News that “a good portion” of the criticism he receives and the controversy surrounding him is because he’s black.
by Ken Campbell - February 11, 2013 4:20 PM EST
The Leafs may be a league leader in fights, but that stat has no relation to their 7-5-0 start.
If you listen to the drooling praise of Canada’s national broadcaster, you’d be convinced the Toronto Maple Leafs are a better team this season because they finally became the team Brian Burke envisioned.
by Ken Campbell - February 8, 2013 2:27 PM EST
the Islanders acquired Tim Thomas to get room above the cap floor, but how long can they use it for?; plus looking at fights and goalie interference.
Some Friday musings for your dining and dancing pleasure: ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END When Tim Thomas was traded to the New York Islanders Thursday, there were reports that the Islanders would be able to “toll” Thomas’s $5 million cap hit in perpetuity.
by Ken Campbell - February 4, 2013 3:50 PM EST
A "relocation fee" could be the key behind getting a franchise - or franchises - in Seattle, Toronto or Quebec City?
It’s safe to say that, short of giving the Phoenix Coyotes away for nothing, the NHL has done its part to keep hockey in the desert.
by Ken Campbell - February 1, 2013 10:56 AM EST
Something has been off with Washington's star this year and to get him out of the funk, coach Adam Oates should rely on him more.
To these eyes, Alex Ovechkin looks like a worn-down, defeated man. On and off the ice. The same player who used to play like a man possessed now gains the neutral zone with almost no speed.
by Ken Campbell - January 30, 2013 12:59 AM EST
The two rookies are off to great starts, but with success comes greater responsibility and pressure.
MONTREAL – When Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk both cracked the roster of the Montreal Canadiens this season, it presented the players with an intriguing problem.
by Ken Campbell - January 28, 2013 4:15 PM EST
With a vote on whether or not to strike down the current deal looms on Tuesday, city councilors debate the use of public money and more.
My guess is that a 20,000-seat arena will be built in suburban Toronto and at some point it will attract either an existing or expansion NHL franchise to the world’s most underserviced hockey market.
by Ken Campbell - January 24, 2013 11:30 AM EST
History has proven that slowly developing your young players is always the better option than bringing them along too quickly.
NEW YORK – Exactly what a player such as Nino Niederreiter has done to merit making a trade demand is one of the great mysteries of this season.
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