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The Habs had a better effort in Detroit, but a lack of discipline, along with some ill-advised giveaways late in the game, led to the Montreal Canadiens losing 3-2 at the hands of the Red Wings.

Join Steven Hindle, along with Coach K and Steve Farnham as they wallow in the Canadiens’ 4-game losing streak.


After a tough loss, the Montreal Canadiens travel to HockeyTown USA to take on the Detroit Red Wings at the Joe Louis Arena.

Join Steven Hindle, along with Steve Farnham and CoachK as they preview the second of back to back games for the Habs, along with Clark Rasmussen of DetroitHockey.Net from ‘Behind Enemy Lines’, brought to you by Telsys.


Despite giving up the first goal and trailing in a game for the first time this season, the Montreal Canadiens continued their stellar play, putting pedal to the metal, and beating the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 4-1. That extends their unbeaten streak to start the season to six games.

Join Steven Hindle and Coach K, along with Steve Farnham as they break it all down with the help of Global’s Kelly Greig, who joined the crew live from the Bell Centre to give us post-game reactions.


Join Steven Hindle and Steve Farnham, alogn with Coach K, as they ask the question on everyone’s minds…
Can the Montreal Canadiens extend their undefeated start to the season to six games against Henrik Zetterberg and the Detroit Red Wings?

Clark Rasmussen from DetroitHockey.net joins us from ‘Behind Enemy Lines’, brought to you by Telsys, to give us the Red Wings’ side of the argument, and Sportsnet.ca’s Eric Engels does the same, live from the Bell Centre.


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In the last of his series of articles on the NHL entry draft, Mckeen’s hockey scout Rick Springhetti presents his mock draft.


1- Florida Panthers

Aaron Ekblad: Dave Tallon helped build the Chicago Black Hawks and he has seen first hand what a solid core at defence can do for a team. Ekblad can become the anchor at the position for the next 15 years.


2- Buffalo Sabres

Sam Bennet: Buffalo will be very happy to have a player who can not only become their top center but also has the potential to be the type of player that can become their leader.


3- Edmonton Oilers

Sam Reinhart: Edmonton has to start taking steps forward at some point. Reinhart has the type of intelligent two-way game that can help their talented forward better use their abilities.


4- Calgary Flames

Leon Draistil: The Flames have stated that they want to get bigger. Draistil has the size but also the talent that they need as they continue their rebuilding process.


5- New York Islanders

Michael Dal Colle: The Islanders will be happy to see Dal Colle available to them. A pure offensive talent that can really help them spread the offence with Tavares and soon enough, Ryan Strome.


6- Vancouver Canucks

Hayden Fleury: Canucks may consider going for a safer pick here as their system does not have a lot of depth right now so Fleury bcomes a good option for them.


7- Caroline Hurricanes

Jake Virtanen: Carolina can use a player like Virtanen who brings speed, scoring and an aggressive approach to the game.


8- Toronto Maple Leafs

Nick Ritchie: The Maples Leafs would love to have a big forward who can score goals and is willing to drop the gloves. He could become a favourite rather quickly.


9- Winnipeg Jets

William Nylander: The Jets could be looking for scoring up front and may decide to go with one who plays center. Nylander has the potential to be an electrifying player going forward.


10- Anaheim Ducks

Nikolaj Ehler: Anaheim will take the best player on the board and Ehler is the man. A fantastic skater who can shine playing an uptempo game.


11- Nashville Predators

Brendan Perlini: Nasvhille are known for their focus on defence but at this point, they want to really find somc goal-scoring ability. Perlini fits the bill rather well.


12- Arizona Coyotes

Jarred McCann: Coyotes like their player reliable and hard working in all aspects of the game and McCann brings those qualities in spades.


13- Washington Coyotes

Robbi Fabri: Washington will want to add a talented players that has demonstrated a good deal of character this season on and excellent Guelph team.


14- Dallas Stars

Travis Sanheim: Raw players who has improved by leaps and bounds during the season, Dallas will be happy to draft this youngster who can help their skilled forward produce from the back end.


15- Detroit Red Wings

Kevin Fiala: Very skilled forward who will fit in well with the players in their system, Detroit feel that Fiala is a classic Red Wings player.


16- Columbus Blue Jackets

Alex Tuch: Columbus are getting bigger and this pure goal scorer will fit in well with the team they are building.


17- Philadephia Flyers

Dylan Larkin: Brian Hextall will want to put his stamp on the Flyers early and getting a potential two-way who can be physical is a great start.


18- Minnesota Wild

Tatcher Demko: Wild have a lot of depth in their organization besides in nets. Demko will be the one to change all that.


19- Tampa Bay Lightning

Julius Honka: Tampa Bay Lighting could use a pure offensive defenseman in their system that will one day help Stamkos, Drouin, Kucherov and others play to their strengths.


20- San Jose Sharks

Nikita Sherback: San Jose is retooling and they would be happy to such a talented player fall in their lap.


21- St-Louis Blues

Kasperi Kappanen: The Blues have drafted a lot of skilled players and Kappanen fits the mould very well. He will help provide solid secondary scoring for them.


22- Pittsburgh Penguins

Ivan Barbashev: Two-way player with some grit to his game, Barbashev is a safe bet to play in the NHL who is smart enough to be used in any role.


23- Colorado Avalanche

Jakub Vrana: High-end talent who relies on his offence at times but should fit in well with the current group of young forwards.


24- Anaehim Ducks

Dominick Masin: Teams never have too much depth at defence and the Ducks can use this type of two-way defenseman in their system.


25- Boston Bruins

Sonny Milano: While the Bruins are known for their toughness and physicality they are not adverse to drafting such an extremely skilled player.


26- Montreal Canadiens

Adrian Kempe: Habs go with the Swedish player that is raw but is a smart, hard working forward who can help in any situation.


27- Chicago Black Hawks

David Pasternak: Pasternak is the best player available at this point so the Lightning add more skill to their system.


28- Tampa Bay Lightning

Brendan Lemieux: A little sandpaper to go with their skilled forward won’t hurt and Lemieux does have some talent.


29- L.A Kings

Nick Schmaltz: Not only do the Kings win the cup but the very talented Schmaltz falls in their lap. Still has some developing to do but they are in a position where they can afford to be patient.


30- N.J. Devils

John Quenneville: Not the most spectacular player that will be drafted but his steadiness and intelligence makes him the type of safe pick that the Devils may chose.


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In anticipation of the 2014 NHL entry draft, Mckeen’s hockey scout Rick Springhetti shares his personal rankings of his top 30 NHL draft prospects. Today’s article focuses on players ranking between 16 and 30.



30- Dominik Masin, Defense, Slavia Praha (Cze Jr)


Cerebral defenseman who consistently makes smart plays with the puck, he is calm and confident even when faces with heavy pressure. Has to grow into his frame.




29- Connor Bleackley, Centre, Red Deer


Pure leadership, grit and work ethic, Bleakcley game is based on his capacity to spot opportunities quickly and a willingness to do what it takes to help his team.




28- Roland McKeown, Defense, Kingston


Defenseman has a lot of tools going for him; he’s a good skater with a hard shot that can pass the puck well but sometimes has trouble making the best decisions




27- Vladislav Kamenev, LW, Magnitogorsk


The Russian factor will probably keep him out of the first round but Kamenev is an aggressive, physically strong forward with a hard shot that is hard to contain down low




26- Dylan Larkin, Centre, USNTDP


A straight-ahead player, there is little creativity in Larken’s game. All he does is play a solid, aggressive, hard working game at both ends of the ice.




25- Travis Sanheim, Defense, Calgary


Late bloomer has improved by leaps and bounds. Started the season playing a conservative game but has now added an offensive touch to his game. Still has to grow into his frame.




24- Julius Honka, Defense, Swift Current


Pure offensive defenseman, Honka is a great skater with superior mobility who excels at the transition game. Biggest issue is his smaller frame.




23- Jakub Vrana, RW, Linkopings (Sweden)


Excellent skater who handles the puck quickly and is especially good in one on one situations due to his mobility and hands but is guilty of playing with tunnel vision.




22- Nick Schmaltz, Centre, Green Bay


Skilled, creative forward who handles the puck very well in traffic while still being able to spot scoring opportunities but could play with more bite.




21- Sonny Milano, LW, USNTDP


Master puck handler with excellent speed, Milano is at his best when matched with bigger forwards who can go to the net. Can be guilty of trying to do too much.




20- Adrian Kempe, LW, MoDo (Sweden)


One of the youngest players at the draft, Kempe has the size, work ethic and skating ability to be an effective player, he just has to put it together.




19- Ivan Barbashev, Centre, Moncton


Has really embraced the North American game since joining Moncton last season, Barbashev is a skilled two-way forward who plays with a lot passion




18- Alex Tuch, RW, USNTDP


Among the most deadly players around the crease, Tuch has the strength and shooting ability those pure goal scorers need at the next level.




17- Kevin Fiala, LW, HV 71 (Sweden)


Another smaller forward, Swiss-born Fiala is capable of making quick decisions with the puck. His capacity to see the ice and puck handling ability creates a lot of havoc for opponents.




16- Kasperi Kappanen, RW, KalPa (Finland)


Finesse player who skates well and has impressive balance, he makes quick decisions with the puck catching opponent off-guard.




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