Backup Goaltender: Checked. Next?

The Montreal Canadiens have announced that they have acquired goaltender Jake Allen from the St. Louis Blues, along with their 7th round pick (in 2022?!?). Heading the other way is a 7th round pick (Chicago) and a 3rd round pick (Capitals). Chicago’s pick was acquired in the Andrew Shaw trade while the Capitals’ 3rd round pick was acquired in the Ilya Kovalchuk trade at trade deadline.

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What would John Ferguson, Chris Nilan, Tie Domi Do?

Nothing irks me more than abuse. As in women abuse, elderly abuse, child abuse. When it comes to hockey, very little gets more on my nerves than seeing accountability and fear of retribution gone from the game that I’ve loved for 5 decades. Today’s players know that they can drive the net hard and will have to suffer little to no consequences. Chris Kreider took Carey Price out a few years ago, Derek Grant almost did the same last night… and no one on the Habs batted an eye, except Price himself.

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